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Report: Student ordered therapy shocks for other students at group home


CANTON, Mass. ( – A new report says a Canton-based group home that gives electric shocks as part of their therapy regimen did not follow protocol in two 2007 incidents.

According to the Stoughton Patch, a new Attorney General's report details the abuse of two teenagers at the Judge Rotenberg Center. The report says two teens got nearly 100 electric shock treatments in August of 2007.

A former student, who had run away from the home, reportedly called the JRC posing as a member of the school's quality control department. The student ordered staff to give a 19-year-old student 77 shocks and another student 29 shocks.

The Patch said the staff complied with the phony requests, administering more than 100 inappropriate shocks.

The report highlighted serious mistakes and ordered the JRC to strengthen its policies, practices and procedures to ensure the safety of its students.

FOX Undercover has done extensive stories on the center. You can see them below: