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Teen reportedly shocked at special needs school

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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Massachusetts teen reportedly shocked for hours at special needs school

 

Published February 20, 2012

| FoxNews.com

Video of a disabled teenager bound and administered electric shocks for seven hours should be made public, the boy's mother says, so the "torture" her son endured at the controversial school can be exposed.

"This is worse than a nightmare," Cheryl McCollins told MyFoxBoston.com about her disabled son Andre. "It is horrific. And poor Andre, who had to suffer through this, and not know why."

The ordeal began after Andre struck a staff member. He was then tied to a restraint board inside a classroom while face down with a helmet placed on his head.

He remained in that position for seven hours without a break, with no food or water. Each time he screamed or tensed up, he was shocked -- 31 times in all, MyFoxBoston.com reports.

After spending three days in a comatose state, Andre McCollins was taken to Children's Hospital, where he was diagnosed with "acute stress response" caused by the shocks at the Rotenberg Center.

Click here for more on this report from MyFoxBoston.com.



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by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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maciymommieof3
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

 WTF?   I am so sick of hearing about this...

Poor Kid...My dd has ODD and lashes out...but thinks it is funny..like she is trying to get negative attention....

F that school!

CoeyG
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I've heard of this being done as well.  It is sickening.

Vikki77
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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I hope that school pays dearly. No one needs to be treated that way.
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Debalexxa
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Wow...horrible
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fahmom
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:57 AM
That is horrific. It is terrible that it happened and I am shocked anyone would have the nerve to video tape them abusing this poor child.
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witch_e_woman
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 3:13 AM
Its 1 more reason I'd rather home school my LD/EI kid than send him/her to a Torture Center like that..
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opinionatedmom
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 3:16 AM
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 I would kick ass and take names and wind up in jail for beating the idiots my kid or not.

hopealways4019
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Whose running this horrible place? Gang members,Mafia?
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troysmami
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM

sad soo horrible i would never v=ever do this to my child

CoeyG
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM


Quoting hopealways4019:

Whose running this horrible place? Gang members,Mafia?

School taxes...guess where they come from?

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