Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Electric Shock Treatments Phoned In As Fake Orders

State officials are investigating complaints that at least two teenagers were given electric shock treatments at a residential center for people with special needs because someone telephoned fake orders to the staff.
Initial investigations showed that a former student at the Judge Rotenberg Education Center called in the orders on Aug. 26, Cindy Campbell, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Early Education and Care, said Monday. Center officials reported the incident the following day, she said.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What are your thoughts on this "therapy"?
-Do you think that orders such as these should be able to be called in?
-What do you think should be the punishment for such a crime as this?
-Do you think places such as the Judge Rotenberg Education Center are necessary for children with mental issues or is there a better way to treat such ailments?

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