HOUSTON -- A newspaper analysis says only a fraction of complaints about treatment of mentally disabled residents in the troubled Texas state school system are confirmed as abuse.
The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that 4 percent of 2,814 state school abuse cases flagged by Texas Adult Protective Services as possible crimes between fiscal years 2005 and 2008 were eventually proven.
The newspaper based its report on data obtained two months after cell phone images revealed how staffers at Corpus Christi State School organized fights between residents. Six former employees were indicted for their alleged roles in the fights.
Officials say few cases are proven because of memory problems and diminished communication skills among residents.
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