WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Council wants to stop placing children in special education facilities that use shock and other possibly painful therapies.
The council has taken up the issue after dozens of youth from the city were sent to the Judge Rotenberg Center, a shock-therapy clinic in Canton, Mass.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would bar the Office of the State Superintendent from transferring students to a school that uses aversive education techniques, including withholding meals, electric shock, deep muscle squeezes and chemical restraints.
Four D.C. students remain in the facility today. Attorney General Peter Nickles says the city is trying hard to get them out.
This from WTOP.com.