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Six staff at the Texas state run Corpus Christi State School, an institution that confines intellectually disabled people, have been charged with allegedly failing to intervene stop fights and/or “injury to a disabled person.” The charges stem from video found of 20 fights between inmates at the institution.
At least one of the staff also allegedly kicked one of the inmates.
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This story comes after reports of widespread abuse in Texas State Schools. Incidents of abuse in these institutions are, on average, 12 for 100 people.
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