926. Daniel’s Academy
The academy is located near Heber City in Utah. Reviews are mixed and the management has changed. A review based on a recently stay states:
I haven’t been a student here since may of 2020, however, while i was there many things occurred. an extremely high ranking staff member was caught molesting/sexually abusing a child and her mother at a nearby roller skating rink. other things that occurred were that employees that actually help are near- completely ignored. this facility is completely profit based, and contrary to advertisement, we had very little outside interaction. the head of the school, Jay Williams, is very condescending and regardless of whether student’s complaints are serious and valid, ignores it using DBT and CBT as an excuse, telling them to just deal with it. usually understaffed, many staff go mad with power and punish students they find in opposition to their beliefs and decisions, regardless of whether they are right. staff ignore important rules and vigorously enforce ones that make little sense. students leave with more phycological damage than they came in with. recreational therapy. most times. we had to earn any and all privileges, and sometimes had to restrain students who were attacking others because staff did nothing. think twice between sending your child here or applying for a jobChris B.
In the media the facility is mentioned in relationship with a police investigation into a case where an employee accidentally shot a student with a pellet gun and tried to cover it up by giving a student a magazine which for strange reasons is illegal to give to minors in that state.
It seems that it is not fun to be there when even litterature teenagers in other countries read normally can be read in that state and it cannot be fun to be shot by a pellet gun either.
- Yelp review
- Counselor shot boy in leg, offered him Playboy to keep him quiet, charges say (KSL News)
- Counselor shot boy in leg, offered him Playboy to keep him quiet, charges say (Current Time News)
- Friend killed himself because of Daniels Academy (Reddit r/Troubled Teen)