"Staff members at Shiloh admitted to signing off on medications in lieu of a parent, relative or legal guardian, according to Gee’s ruling. Government officials defended this practice, saying they provided these drugs only on “an emergency basis” when a child’s “extreme psychiatric symptoms” became dangerous.
The judge didn’t buy this explanation, pointing to testimony from children who said they were given pills “every morning and every night.” Officials “could not have possibly” administered medications to children on an emergency basis every day, Gee wrote."
here is a list of the most commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs. if they were getting them every day that just sounds, you know, like not an emergency…
now, i can see where a lot of kids would be freaking about being separated from their parents. maybe they just drugged them to keep them calm?
Come on now. We know that some children are better off drugged. Who better to make that choice than the adults who interact with these children every day.
The parents would be the worst people for making such a choice. They’re in jail, and they are not in contact with their children. They don’t know what their kids are going through, and what sort of drugs would help their kids cope the best.