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6/13/09

Nearly 270 workers fired from Texas State Schools

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LUBBOCK, TX (AP) - Nearly 270 workers at state homes for the mentally and developmentally disabled were fired or suspended in 2008. The reason for the firing is abuse and mistreatment. The Lubbock State School is one of the 13-facilities who disciplined employees.

Eleven of the 268 firings or suspensions were considered Class I violations which are the most serious. The Corpus Christi State School, where several former staffers are charged with staging "fight clubs" among residents, disciplined 42 employees. That's the most of any facility.

This week, Governor Rick Perry signed legislation to improve security and oversight at the state schools.

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