Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Canadian school instigates child sex abuse investigation - on the say so of a psychic

This article has to be seen to be believed.

The education assistant of a severely autistic child involved the child's school and the Canadian social services because a psychic she visited told her about sexual abuse.
Leduc said they advised her that Victoria's educational assistant (EA) had visited a psychic, who said a youngster whose name started with "V" was being sexually abused by a man between 23 and 26 years old. Leduc was also handed a list of recent behaviours exhibited by her daughter.

School principal Brian Tremain -- who referred phone calls seeking comment to the board -- advised Leduc that the CAS had been contacted.

The mind boggles that the education assistant was taken seriously by the principal. I'd have tossed the woman out on her ear. Whatever happened to rational, objective evidence?

1 comment:

Henry Cate said...

Personally if I were the principal I'd start looking for some quiet way to get rid of the administrative assistant. It was very unprofessional to take the word of a psychic's vague vision and decide there was a valid concern.