43. Robert Land Academy

In Canada some kind of man with a rather unknown career as s soldier decided to found a military bording school which could take care of both odinary boys but also at risk teenagers.

Needless to say: 3 boys have decided that their lives were not worth living after they had been sent there. Two was hit by a train in an incident looking very much like a suicide pact. One jumped out of his parents car returning to the military school into oncoming traffic.

It doesn’t sound like a fun place for teenagers.

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6 responses to “43. Robert Land Academy”

  1. Lexie says :

    I am greatly saddened when any individual chooses to take his/her own life, but in many cases, others attempt to empower the individual. Granted each person responds to different approaches, but at the end of the day, if the public school system refused to educate you, you eventually have to realize that your actions and choices in life where likely not the best. Again, an approach for one student may not work for another. It is extremely unfortunate that these individuals chose the path they did. Given that the school has not been found to be at fault in their practices, I can’t help but wish there was an effective way to instill a sense of humanity, respect, accountability,responsibility and character that I witnessed and adopted from my great grandparents, grandparents and parents. Many of my friends were not as fortunate to have elders with high expectations and clear, consistent ideals on what was acceptable behaviour and that kindness and compassion were traits that need not be rewarded, as you received the reward from being able to help.

    When it comes to this particular academy, I can attest that three of my elementary school friends who found themselves making horribly wrong choices, attribute not only the fact they are alive today but that they are leading fulfilling, productive and successful lives.

    • MW says :

      Lexie, why are you posting for your three friends from elementary school?

      I never went to Robert Land Academy, but I can tell you that it isn’t exactly something you see everyday, when somebody speaks for other people about their experiences in military academies… Nothing is very credible about that.

    • Danny Macc says :

      As someone who went to Robert Land Academy, I have to say, you have no right commenting for your friends that went here. You haven’t the slightest idea what kind of abuse and mental torture we went through. They may have changed their lives and are alive “because” of it, but that in no way makes how this school did anything acceptable. I was brutally beat both physically and emotionally by members of the staff. Our mail was screened and our parents had no idea what was happening to us. A dog listens to its owners, but beating it to inches of it’s life to make it do so is NOT right. That was the mentality of our commanding officers. I’m offended by your comments and would hope that you rethink what you say on others behalf in the future.

  2. Mark says :

    I went there the first year it opened. Horrible year. They had no clue how to run a school. I was beat many times during that year. Told my mom if she sent me back I’d kill myself. She believed me and I never went back. Still think about that place all the time. I was eleven

    • Archer says :

      Robert land has changed a lot since then, I attended the academy for 2 years 2017 and 2018 and I can say that there is no beating by members of staff anymore. The school is designed now for a purpose and that is to break you down to build you up again. If you are not willing to do that you will not succeed at this school. I was a Barracks ic (in charge of around 40 students) and the staff always made sure that i was well fed, properly looked after and even during discipline we were always hydrated. From what I know though from talking with alumni, the school changed to this new ideology in around 2010 approximately, and this is because of a change in staff. With that being said, I can not speak for previous cadets as i know that they witnessed horrors.

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