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High school principal hypnotized students

Posted on Friday, 1 July, 2011 | Comment icon 32 comments | News tip by: Karlis

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Principle George Kenney is believed to have hypnotized up to 75 people at his school in Florida.

The list includes not only students but other teachers and even parents, Kenney is under investigation after it was revealed that two students committed suicide after he had "cast spells" on them along with a third who died in a car crash.

"The report revealed that the principal had also hypnotized Brittany Palumbo five months before her May suicide."

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Comment icon #23 Posted by Taut on 8 July, 2011, 6:33
My thoughts exactly. It seems to me someone is looking for a scapegoat. Yeah, I agree. Surprised it wasn't sexual, that's the usual take. Blame, Blame, Blame. It's always someone else's fault, God, mother, poor nauseum. Our inability to accept responsibility for all our self created misery is mind bogglingly rampant in our culture. I'm always amazed.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Rlyeh on 8 July, 2011, 7:34
Casting spells? The principal was some kind of wizard?
Comment icon #25 Posted by VietRulerZ on 9 July, 2011, 14:10
thats an evil school
Comment icon #26 Posted by Squidlet on 11 July, 2011, 2:05
This is the same state who fired a teacher for "witchcraft" or something after performing an illusion with a toothpick.
Comment icon #27 Posted by PowerPC on 11 July, 2011, 21:20
This is nothing but an attempt to place blame for the tragic deaths of three teenagers. I do question the wisdom of using hypnosis on students, teachers or anyone without a witness present. This principal has set himself for any future acts taken by any of the students or teachers he hypnotized. The statement about "casting spells" is nothing but pure ignorance. Hypnosis is not witchcraft. Hypnosis can be performed on an audience such as done in quit smoking hypnosis which is more or less relaxation techniques. You cannot be forced into doing anything against your will by hypnosis. As I stated... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by jaguarsky on 12 July, 2011, 15:44
did anyone actually read the article? this guy convinced his students that he was assisting their education by helping them concentrate using hypnosis; they wanted his help. it just so happens that it was taken too far. and he is obviously trained due to the fact that he performed hypnosis in front of entire classes of students. the hypnosis is probably linked to the suicide due to loss of attachment to reality or failure to be released from the hypnosis effectively. i doubt he said, "go kill yourself." and they did it. I can teach you in 20 minutes how to hypnotize an entire room full of peop... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 1 August, 2011, 8:59
Not very hard to make people do what you want,I can say that with confidence because i do it all the time.This man is a monster
Comment icon #30 Posted by Atlantis Rises on 5 September, 2011, 1:44
If you are reading this, you have been hypnotized to believe this hasn't been going on everywhere in the world for 100 years or more.
Comment icon #31 Posted by fatalcharm on 4 February, 2012, 3:38
I admit, I am no expert on hypnosis but I am currently studying hypnosis (both stage and therapeutic, I have no interest in stage hypnosis but I am studying it anyway because I want to have a better understanding) and can't understand or see how hypnosis can cause two students to commit suicide and another to die in a car accident. I also don't see what hypnosis has to do with "casting spells" Having said that, this man should not have been hypnotizing students but I do believe that he is being used as a scapegoat and that the majority of people don't really understand what hypnosis is.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Englishgent on 4 February, 2012, 4:21
I had a geography teacher like that. He must have been a very good hypnotist because as soon as the lesson started, I would fall asleep.

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