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Prank Call Leads to Electric Shock Treatment
Prank phone calls and electric-shock gadgets are perennial favorites of pranksters. So I guess what happened at the Judge Rotenberg Education Center was just a novel combination of the two: Call up and order electric-shock treatment for someone. It's actually kind of scary to think that it's that easy to order treatment for a patient. Boston Herald reports:
State officials are investigating complaints that staff at the Judge Rotenberg Education Center gave three people — including two teens — unnecessary electric shock treatments after receiving a prank phone call from someone pretending to be from the office of the school’s founder.

Initial investigations showed that a former student at the school allegedly called in orders for electric shock treatments on Aug. 26 and the Rotenberg center self-reported the prank call and unnecessary treatments the day after they occurred, Cindy Campbell, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Early Education and Care, said Monday.
Health/MedicinePranks
Posted by The Curator on Tue Dec 18, 2007


Yipes!
So if Alex were in this center, and I called them and said, "Give Alex Boese a lobotomy," they'd do it??
Posted by Big Gary  in  Lost Maples, Texas  on  Tue Dec 18, 2007  at  01:32 PM
For an accurate summary of what the Judge Rotenberg Center is really about, please go to http://www.judgerc.org/responsetoblogs.pdf
Posted by Matthew L. Israel  on  Tue Jan 08, 2008  at  12:05 PM
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