This School Uses Electric Shocks on Students. Now a Court Says That’s Totally Fine.


    Screenshot/YouTubeA federal court of appeals ruled Tuesday that the only school in the country that administers electric shocks to students can continue doing so.The court ruled that the Food and Drug Administration cannot block the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts, from using a device called the graduated electronic decelerator as a “treatment of last resort.” The school serves those with severe disabilities, including many with non-verbal autism who have been ejected from other group homes over harm to themselves and others.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that “the FDA lacks the statutory authority to ban a medical device for a particular use.” The FDA did not comment on the ruling. The agency previously found that between 45 and 50 students of the 275 who reside at Rotenberg receive electric shocks.Read more at The Daily Beast.


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