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Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students

The use of shock therapy has been proven to be ineffective, and it is not used very often because other treatments work much better.

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July 2, 2018 | Family Court (Bristol County, MA) Judge Katherine Field denied a motion to stop the use of electric shock on disabled students, a form of punishment that has been controversial for years after news of the practice first reached the public in 2013 when video surfaced of an 18-year-old student receiving dozens of shocks for refusing to take off his jacket.

“(The state) failed to demonstrate that there is now a professional consensus that the Level III aversive treatment used at JRC does not conform to the accepted standard of care for treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Judge Field wrote in her decision. / John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offersacensorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers.

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