May 24th, 2012
10:24 PM ET

KTH: Mass. school called 'house of horrors'

Anderson Cooper talks with Massachusetts state Senator Brian Joyce and autism expert Dr. Louis Krauss of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry about a school for special needs kids that uses electric shocks  to try to control their behavior.

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  1. susan cureton

    I saw the interview with the young woman from the Church in NC. As a Christian, I have to apologize for her and for that minister, Mr. Cooper. This must have been so very offensive to you and I can't tell you how sorry I am for their intolerance and the hatred that they are teaching. They do not represent mature Christianity.

    May 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  2. susan cureton

    I can remember the horror on the faces of the autistic children written up in Life Mag. in maybe the 1950's to "discipline" them – before it was KNOWN that this was a physical disability, these children – LIKE TODAY – were being electro-shocked! Unbelievable that this torture and abuse is still going on today. PLEASE do something to stop it!! I am assuming, too, that the adults are BEING PAID to do this terrible thing. It makes me sick

    May 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm |