540. Wordsworth Academy
The death of 17 year old David Hess prompted an investigation that led to the closure of Wordsworth Academy. Why did it require a death before the authorities reacted? Wasn’t 49 sex crimes enough? We were talking 12 rapes and 23 accounts of sexual abuse.
Anyhow it is now closed and it is safe to say that it could not have been a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Death, rapes, and broken bones at Philly’s only residential treatment center for troubled youth (Philly.com)
- State shuts down Philly program after teen’s death in fight with staff (Philly.com)