不安！ 法院裁決學校可以使用電擊作為殘疾學生的懲罰 Disturbing! Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment on Disabled Students
(Bristol County, MA) Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students
Family Court 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.
The facility in question is the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC), a special needs day and residential school in Canton, and it is the only school in the country that still uses electric shocks on its students.
Records show that at least 58 students at the school have received shocks as of August 2017.