Recently, the Inquisitr reported on an incident at J. Iverson Riddle Development Center in Morganton, North Carolina, being investigated by state officials. On Wednesday, the News Herald produced an update about certain details of the investigation and allegations against the eight employees accused of operating what is being called a “fight club” at Elm Cottage. According to one representative and guardian, a resident inside the center was trained to strike out at people on command by staff members inside the cottage.
The state may not be talking about the allegations in total, but details are beginning to leak out concerning the events which allegedly took place inside Elm Cottage. According to the representative, the individual instructed by staff to hit upon command was a nonverbal person with severe autism. What’s more, it was also stated that staff members have been accused of twisting wet towels and slapping at the walls and residents with them.
Senior attorney Kristine Sullivan has said that Disability Rights North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that advocates for those living with disabilities in the state of North Carolina, is heading the investigation of those allegations. Sullivan did not confirm as to whether any of the staff members being accused have been charged with anything just yet.