Settlements Reached in High School Principal Hypnosis Deaths

October 8, 2015

A Florida school board has agreed to pay $200,000 each to the families of three high school students who died following being hypnotized George Kenney, the former North Port High School Principal who hypnotized more than 70 students, faculty and staff, all without a state license. Following hypnosis sessions in 2011 by George Kenny, 17-year-old Brittany Palumbo and 16-year-old Wesley McKinley committed suicide. Marcus Freeman 16, crashed his car into a tree and died that same year.  After admitting that he’d hypnotized Wesley McKinley on the day he’d killed himself, Kenney was placed on administrative leave. He pleaded no contest to practicing therapeutic hypnosis without a license and resigned in June 2012. He served one year’s probation and his current whereabouts aren’t known.  News Source: NBC News