2011 hypnotiserade rektorn George Kenney 16-årige Wesley McKinley. Tonåringen tog samma dag sitt liv.
Brittany Palumbo, 17, hittades i en garderob där hon hängt sig. Fem månader tidigare hade hon låtit sig hypnotiseras av Kenney.
Samma år kraschade 16-årige Marcus Freeman med sin bil och dog. Han hade fått lära sig självhypnos av rektorn, rapporterar NBC News.
Huffington Post skrev:The Sarasota County School District in Florida has agreed to pay $200,000 to each of three families whose teens died after a principal hypnotized them.
It's the end to a bizarre case that started in April 2011, when North Port High School Principal George Kenney admitted that he hypnotized 16-year-old Wesley McKinley. The teen died by suicide a day later.
A subsequent investigation found Kenney had hypnotized up to 75 students and staff at the school for various reasons, according to the Herald-Tribune. Two of those students were Marcus Freeman, 16, and Brittany Palumbo, 17. They both died earlier that year, Freeman in a car crash and Palumbo by suicide.
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Det kan väl rimligen finnas alla möjliga förklaringar till dessa dödsfall som är mer utvecklade än att 3 av ca 75 ungdomar som någon "hypnotiserat" dör av på olika sätt...Herald Tribune skrev:Kenney hypnotized Freeman, a quarterback for the North Port High football team, to help him concentrate and not worry about pain during games, according to court documents. Kenney began to teach Freeman how to hypnotize himself.
After a painful dentist visit on March 15, 2011, Freeman drove home with his girlfriend. His girlfriend said that during the ride Freeman got a strange look on his face and veered off of Interstate 75 near Toledo Blade Boulevard. Freeman later died from his injuries; his girlfriend survived.
McKinley was found hanging outside his home less than a month later on April 8. His friend Thomas Lyle said in a deposition for the case that McKinley was hypnotized by Kenney at least three times, including on the day he died. McKinley wanted to do better with his guitar practice for his audition with the Julliard School of the Arts, Lyle said. When McKinley would get on the school bus after sessions, sometimes he wouldn't know his name, Lyle said. McKinley would ask who his friends were. The same day McKinley died, he asked Lyle to punch him in the face, the records stated.
“I would say that he was in a distant phase. He wasn't all there mentally, it seemed like, after the sessions,” Lyle said, according to a deposition.
Palumbo also hanged herself. Her parents found her in her closet in 2011. Her parents said she wanted to attend the University of Central Florida before Kenney informally diagnosed her with test anxiety. He said hypnosis could help her improve her SAT scores. Her scores did not improve and she became despondent before she died.
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