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Human Rights Groups Calls on School to Stop Shocking Kids

a woman teacher offers a reward to a female student strapped with an electric device during a class
Teacher Lauren Talbot (center) offers a reward to a student strapped with an electric device during a class at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center. (Steven Senne/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 18 December 2018 03:18 PM EST

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has called for an immediate ban on the controversial use of electric shocks on severely disabled children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

The school is believed to be the only one worldwide that regularly gives high-powered electric shocks as a form of punishment to vulnerable children and adults.

Forty-seven of the school's students are currently subjected to the punishment, in which individuals are zapped with electric currents more powerful than those from stun guns.

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The controversial use of electric shocks on severely disabled children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts, has been called out by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to be banned, according to The Guardian.
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