252. Cyprus House, Lynnwood

We don’t know what was wrong with Cyprus House. What we do know is that the place proved too much for 15 year old Roger Eugene Benson. He left the facility and jumped down on I-5 killing himself. Before his placement at Cyprus House he had been shipped around to a number of facilities after having been taken from his parents for unknown reason perhaps only to meet certain production criterias. The system sometime have to prove that they are needed and then some kids just have to go to foster care to prove this point.

He wasn’t happy being there as a teenager and in the end he met the choice to take his own life.


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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

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