Do you think that using electronic shocks on students (mentally or emotionally disabled) is a reasonable approach to "training" these children who have exhibited improper behavior?  This is the only school in the country that still uses this technique.

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Do you think that using electronic shocks on students (mentally or emotionally disabled) is a reasonable approach to "training" these children who have exhibited improper behavior? This is the only school in the country that still uses this technique.

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I am opposed to shock collars on dogs. Of couse im opposed to shocking people. Children for cryin out loud:[

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Carla Carla

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Well it is happening at this 'school'.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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I see that. I had no idea.
I hope the people advocating for their civil liberties are successful.

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Carla Carla

Oh hell no! I saw a video and read up on this school a few years ago. It sickens and angers me to think about it.

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Bozette Bozette

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I read up on it as well when the court was about to be involved, and I saw the video as well. JFC!

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

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The court is routinely involved, as each case must have a probate judge sign off on it yearly. At least they won't be allowed to use this on new students/residents.

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Bozette Bozette

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True about new students from 2011 on, though any student who was court-approved to receive the shocks before the enactment took place in 2011 will be grandfathered-in. :( The JRC is still operating and, for them, it's business as usual.

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

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Yep, but the court still has to approve each of those cases yearly.

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Bozette Bozette

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Yes, I'd forgotten but, yes and I'm thankful that mandate's in-place.

Here's some admirable history and upsetting facts re: BPI;JRC involvements with deaths, abuse, and so on:

https://autistichoya.files.word...clnk&gl=us

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

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Oh, I am glad to see that no new cases will be approved, I just wish they had stopped the abuse that is ongoing, too.

File is 404ed.

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Bozette Bozette

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I went through all those cases when I researched it before, and more. It's heartbreaking to even read about it...how those administering the "treatments" can live with themselves is beyond me.

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Bozette Bozette

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I very much agree. I come across so many traumatic injustices without trying and it does weigh me down tremendously.

Thanks for the conversation, Boz - you're always nice company ;) *hug*

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

No way Jose! This isn't the 30's anymore. Sounds more like torture to me which would only make the kids worse!

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Rooster Rooster

I thought shock therapy was used for the mentally disabled, and in a hospital, not children.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

No. I understand that behavior modification tactics such as described, do often actually work in the short term, with both humans and non-humans.
Sometimes even for a lifetime, as far as a being cowed and broken.

I'd not heard of Rotenberg's facility before.

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Piper2 Piper2

I watched a documentary about that recently. They were talking about adults, but it isn't like it was decades ago. I had electric shock to my heart and that stopped rapid heart beat. I don't think children should get shocked in school but a clinic could help them perhaps.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

That's barbaric.

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urwutuis urwutuis

Coming from a person with a disability, bold-faced NO. It’s torture.

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Masha Masha

Absolutely not!!!

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

There are a few people I wouldn't mind seeing get a cattle prod tap dance, but using skin shocks on kids with mental issues doesn't sound like a valid therapy. JMHO

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

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