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Hypnotist Principal Faces Questions After Suicides

NORTH PORT, Fla. - A southwest Florida high school principal who sometimes hypnotized students to help them relax for tests is facing questions after two of the students committed
suicide.

North Port High School Principal George Kenney's sessions with the students have not been linked to their suicides, but he has acknowledged carrying on the sessions with students at school after
he was warned to stop.

A Sarasota County School District report says Kenney hypnotized one student a day before his suicide in April. He had a session with the other student five months before her suicide in May. Both students had permission from their parents for the hypnosis sessions.

The 51-year-old Kenney is a popular principal who's been at the school since it opened in 2001.

      
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