Archive | February 2016

436. Al Islamia Mission School

The Al Islamia Mission School is located in the West Bengal state. When a teenager took a day with his parents he was beaten to death when he returned to the school because the teacher was angry about the teenager not telling when he was gone.

He died at the hospital and now the authorities are investigating.

It couldn’t have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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435. Zayukovsky boarding school

While local protest movements work for better conditions at the boarding schools in the area where the Zayukovsky boarding school is located an 11-year-old girl died at the school december 23 2015. Her parents have told the media that the girl wasn’t happy going back as there was something with a boy. Nevertheless the parents were forced as they both struggled doing jobs. They were told that the death was caused by an accident but the corpse looked like it had been through a severe beating.

It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be a teenager and this poor girl didn’t even last to be a teenager.

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434. Daarul Fajri School

Daarul Fajri School was or is located in Qordho, Puntland, Somalia. For reasons unknown the parents of 17-year-old Ammar Abdihamid Abdirahman decided to sent him to Somalia to learn about his culture despite the fact that he was born in the United States and was supposed to live a life based on Facebook, spring breaks, MTV etc. and whatever healthy teenagers do.

For not so many years it was normal for immigrants to alter their names and make them American when they entered the United States. It was a decision of building a future for both themselves and their children. In order to do that properly the old culture must go.

Anyhow, he ended up in Somalia and being the country Somalia is he was killed and none was really taken to justice. He was killed for free and none of the locals cared. There were witnesses. Still no investigation.

To make matters worse his mother became under pressure from people who took interest in removing children from safety and exposing them to what looks very much like boarding schools run by extremists.

The whole setup looks suspicious. Someone have something to hide and it is certainly not something his parents must have suspected when they sent him there.

It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be when you are a teenager born into a totally other culture.

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433. Distant Drums Beginnings

Not long after Ian August lost his life due to the regless operation at Skyline Wilderness the owners started this new program.

We have not been able to interview teenagers who was so unfortunate to end up at the program. Parents who were affected by the earlier operations of the owners were very concerned. The bad PR must have shut their program down and left them without customers. They used Distant Drums Beginnings and started a new program called Eagle Quest.

The concept of Distant Drums Beginnings sound very much like the concept of the owners earlier enterprise which makes it safe to state that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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432. Pacific Coast Academy, Samoa

No to be confused with the school of the same name used in a TV entertainment serie this school was one of the many scams located on Samoa. As a country Samoa has never shown interest in monitoring such facilities leaving the country to a legacy of housing scam-artists who targeted parents concerned about their children.

The authorities became interested but the money men who ran the facility has not yet been brought to justice.

The videos above says it all. It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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431. Paradise Cove

When teenagers who have been so unfortunate to end up in one of the WWASP facilities speak of which was worse Paradise Cove ranks among the most severe.

The WWASP concept was not quite developed yet but the use of longtime isolation boxes not very unlike isolation boxes used against U.S. servicemen in the Second War was invented at Paradise Cove. The “Exit plan” was designed where parents could tell their children that they either passed the program og would be sent to shelter once they turned 18 if they didn’t.

In fact Paradise Cove was breaking news in the Troubled Teen Industry was it was in operation.

But when you are making eggs you have to break them before using them and now many years later the extend of the damage has become clear.

Relatives has been murdered by the teenagers who were sent there. Suicides among the teenagers were common once they returned home. Crimes involving murders also became the result. Here are a number of cases. We have not been able to list all the suicides as it would take up too much time:

  • Joshua Lambert stabbed both his grandparents to death. Developed a mental illness based on his stay at the facility
  • Christopher Sutton was convicted of hiring a contract killer to kill his parents. The mother died. The father escaped with life-long injuries.
  • Evan Ebel died by suicide-by-cop after committing crimes and police car chase

It wasn’t a fun place to be as a teenager and the trail of tears, loss and suicides continue to be longer.

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430. Coral Reef Academy

Coral Reef Academy is one of the holding places parents can choose when they are afraid that their child can walk from the facility once the child turns 18 as it is the case in most states in the United States but in Samoa the age of adulthood is set to 21 and the government don’t care about the welfare of the teenagers abroad who struggle with survival in a foreign country.

Corel Reef Academy is in the public most known for having robbed Earl Sweatshirt of his talent creating lyrics young teenagers would love to hear. He was a successful entertainer having visited several countries before his mother removed him from the entertainment industry for a period for more than a year.

When he returned his band had moved on. Several of them are now closely connected so people like Justin Bieber providing him with ideas for new albums while poor Earl Sweatshirt settles with some tweets.

Due to being a place where ambitions and progress can be lost, it is safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager (and as young adults).

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429. New Hope Academy (Samoa)

Related to the previous entry is New Hope Academy (Samoa) which were located on Samoa.

As it was the case with the previous entry, it was also a scam and the operation of the faclity ended up i various lawsuits. The person close to the management got 10 years in prison.

Also 5 teenagers was suddenly stranded in a foreign country without contact to any adults who could help them. In the end the U.S. Consulate in Samoa aided them to a shelter.

It couldn’t have been a fun place to be as a teenager.

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428. Aloha Youth Academy

In 1999 parents suddenly got the option of placing their children at Aloha Youth Academy in Samoa so they could use their time on other things than being a parent. Little did the parents know that the Academy which marketed ifself as the cure for almost everything possible was a scam as so many likewise facilities in Samoa was.

So 7 minors were sent to the Academy on for it to close down a short while later leaving the parent no options but to take their children home several thousand dollars poorer.

It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.

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427. Douai Abbey monastic boarding school, United Kingdom

The school closed in 1999. At the time of the closure the church who ran the school was aware that something was wrong with one of their employees. Decades later the victims finally got some justice when the court convicted the employee for his improper relationships with students.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager when the employee was around.

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