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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