More than 225,000 people are beseeching Massachusetts school that has used shock therapy for years to stop the practice, noting that some groups including officials from the United Nations have called the practice torture.
The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Mass. is a residential school for students with disabilities and behavior problems. Many of the students who attend have been placed there by school districts in Massachusetts and other states who say it is the best option for students they cannot serve.
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