The former Texas institution staffers accused of encouraging “fight club” style brawls among residents had little job experience outside of fast food restaurants before being hired to the facility for people with disabilities. None had education beyond a high school diploma or GED.

All 11 employees accused in the case were fired or had already left the Corpus Christi State School in Corpus Christi, Tex. Six of them have been charged with felonies in connection with the fights dating back to 2007.

Before the recent allegations surfaced, two of the staffers had already been disciplined while working at the institution. Another had been disciplined while working at a private care facility also in Texas.

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All of the employees earned less than $22,000 a year while working at the state institution, reports the Dallas Morning News. To read more click here.


Previous stories on this topic:

Problems Persist At Texas Institution (March 23, 2009)

Changes Coming To Texas Institutions On Heels Of ‘Fight Club’ Allegations (March 13, 2009)

Alleged ‘Fight Club’ Uncovered At Texas Institution (March 10, 2009)