9 fired after abuse report at state home – Politics – NewsObserver.com

Nine workers at a state home for people with developmental disabilities in Morganton have been fired after an alleged case of abuse and the failure to report patient injuries.

The employees at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center were placed on leave after a series of incidents that took place the weekend of Oct. 22, according to a news release issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services. The nine workers were fired after an internal investigation.

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