The founder of a controversial school that treats autistic and emotionally disturbed children with shock therapy has made a deal with prosecutors.
Dr. Matthew Israel will leave his post at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center and serve 5 years probation.
Prosecutors say Israel had a Rotenberg employee destroy surveillance tapes from 2007 when workers gave shocks to students after someone posing as a supervisor told them to do so.
Despite the charges, some parents say they are grateful their children attend Israel’s school.
Israel's skin-shock treatments at the special needs school have been condemned by some mental health professionals.
The Canton-based school serves about 225 students.
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