US Warns School After ABC News Report

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US Warns School After ABC News Report A Boston area school for severely disabled children has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its use of devices that administer shocks to its students when they misbehave, a form of restraint that is at the extreme end of a practice that has lawmakers calling for nationwide reform. The devices "violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because your facility has failed to obtain FDA clearance or approval," the Dec. 6 letter to the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center says. An earlier version had FDA approval.

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