Disabled boy held down and
tortured by laughing teachers
'Tortured, terrorised and abused': Shocking new video shows disabled boy strapped down and shocked 31 TIMES at school by his own laughing teachers for SEVEN hours
- Staff at the Judge Rotenberg Center pumped electricity through Andre McCollins' body 31 times because he would not take his coat off
- He was left in a coma for three days caused by shock, a court heard
By Martin Robinson
This shocking new video shows how a disabled teenage boy was tied up and given 31 electric shocks over seven hours by his laughing teachers.
Writhing in agony and screaming to be saved student Andre McCollins was strapped face down and 'tortured' because he would not remove his coat at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts.
McCollins, who has learning difficulties, is currently suing Rotenberg and three staff for his treatment ten years ago, which left him in a three-day coma caused by fear.
A courtroom just outside Boston was shown the horrific scenes as the case against the school is considered.
Testifying yesterday his tearful mother Cheryl, who sent him to the private school for disabled children said: 'I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorised, and abused. I had no idea—no idea—that they tortured the children in the school.
'I couldn't turn Andre's head to the left or to the right. He was just staring straight. I took my hands and went like this (waves hand in front of her face), he didn't blink.'
Doctors have also said that the school could have killed the boy.
'He was essentially in what we would call a catatonic condition. That means a condition that happens with people that are acutely psychotically disturbed and they let him stay in the facility basically sitting still, not eating, refusing fluids for the most part, for the next few days. They’re lucky he didn’t die,' expert witness Dr Marc Whaley said.
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