State investigating prank call that led to shock treatments of 2 teens at hospital

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Officials in Massachusetts are investigating complaints that at least two teenagers were given electric shock treatments at a residential center for people with special needs because someone telephoned fake orders to the staff.

Officials say initial investigations show that a former student at the center called in the orders on August 26th. The incident was reported the following day.

The executive director of the state's Disabled Persons Protection Committee says the committee is investigating a complaint that a third resident of the center also received unnecessary shock treatments after the call.

Officials say the call allegedly came from someone claiming to be on the staff of the psychologist who founded the school.


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