154. White Rock Academy
White Rock Academy in Esbon existed for a short period until the state of Kansas shut them down. They tried to lock the children up creating the risk of a fire hazard and the state had no choice but to intervene in order to prevent a tragedy.
The facility started out marketing children who just was in need of a little warehousing. When the market dried out they turned to more severe cases they hadn’t the employees to handle. Therapy was promised but never given.
It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Former staffer dishes dirt on academy (Salina Journal and MediaSpan)
- State Issues Emergency Suspension of Child Care Center in Esbon, Kan. (KDHE News Release)
- State Shuts Down Center For Troubled Teens (KAKE TV)
- White Rock Academy shut down by state (Topix)