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651. Underley Hall School

Underley Hall School had housed various schools since the 1940’s. Recently a case was opened against employees working there in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

The employees used a lot of brutal force to keep the student in place. A trial was resently started in response to the treatment the children received.

It could not have been fun to be there as a student.



644. Kazenoko Gakuen

Kazenoko Gakuen also known as School for Children of the Wind, on Kosagi Island in Japan became known to the public when 2 students died of heatstroke after they were locked into a container as punishment for their behavior in school.

That is an awful slow way to die.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


642. Ai Mental School

Ai Mental School was a the time of the sources placed in Nagoya, Japan.

The employees were arrested after a 26 year old man died after he was handcuffed and forced to the facility. Teenagers were found at the school which seemed to specialize themselves in confining people urged by the families of the victims.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


641. Wellspring Academy

Wellspring Academy in Sutherlin, Virginia was closed in 2003. The owner Bob Gluhareff shot himself after he was sentenced to prison

A local newspaper wrote:

And Bob Gluhareff, who had headed the now defunct Wellspring Academy in the Sutherlin community for disturbed youth, was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution. The sentencing came after Gluhareff had been charged with 53 counts of tax, wire, mail and bank fraud back in 2006. However, earlier this year, he had pleaded guilty to two charges of bank fraud and one each to mail and tax fraud.

It is safe to say based on the ruling in the court that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


633. Carlbrook School

Carlbrook School was modeled after the CEDU boarding school chain which closed in 2005 after being treathened with a number of lawsuits. 3 boys are still missing from the CEDU school. They ran away and were never found.

The same goes for Carlbrook School. Forest Ferguson went missing in 2010 and has never been found. While lack of background check allowed a man later prosecuted for child murders to work on the campus, it is not known what caused Forest Ferguson to remain missing leaving his family in uncertaincy about his fate.

The so-called therapeutic model used at Carlbrook was invented in its early form at Synanon, which was a defunct religious community which closed down after a FBI investigation. The damaging components were basically the same. Marathon seminar sessions which in its controlled nature led to psycodrama rather than treatment.

Many teenagers now live with therapy on weekly basis trying to overcome what they were exposed to at Carlbrook School. The school closed in 2015 after teenagers became adults and began to speak out against it.


631. King George School

King George School located near Sutton in Vermont was modeled after CEDU, which again was based on Synanon which was a religious community which closed after an criminal investigation.

It was opened in 1998 and closed in 2011.

The CEDU model used sleep deprivation in marathon seminars which resulted in psycodrama.

Several teenagers who were held there tried to escape and the local police was involved.

It could not have been fun to be there as what they called students.


630. Bromley Brook School

Bromley Brook School was operating as a part of Aspen Education Group, which the public was known as one of Dr. Phil’s sponsors on his TV-show.

The so-called therapeutic boarding school for girls only was known as one of the more soft programs within Aspen Education group. It opened in 2004 when it was fashion to write off teenage problems at home leaving these issues to professionals while the parents took time for themselves and went on cruises etc.

Over the years girls learned that they could get extra curricular fun with one of male teachers. Some of the girls became jealous and then a scandal occured. Not long after the scandal, the school closed down in year 2011.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager as see other girls have all the fun.


628. Yuzhang Academy

The Yuzhang Academy located in the Qingshanhu area was founded in 2013. According to its former website it was able to deal with “eliminating children’s bad problems,” including internet addiction, puppy love, aversion to studying, and mental deficiency.

According to articles and interviews with former so-called students which were held at the facility against their will, the facility made use of solitary confinement, corporal punishment and forced labor.

The website of the school is now gone. Whether they closed or just got into hiding until the heat is gone, is not known at the present time. However it remains to conclude that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


617. Marland School

When Marland School was a private run incidents took place which now years later has resulted in conviction of Steven John Joyce. He uses his position as “House parent” to groom on boys who lived at the school.

After an appeal his sentence was set to 14 years.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager when he was house parent.


611. Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah

A terrible tragedy struck the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah so-called boarding school in Kuala Lumpur when fire broke out. It is not known why there only was one exit but at other so-called school of similar kind students are forced to attend. In some case some of the students were even forced to wear shackles in order to prevent them from running.

The school was not regulated by the officials and that is a huge security risk. Because it allows the management to design the schools as prisons which are deadly when we talk fires.

The teenagers who died were trapped with no chance of escaping. The windows had bars and of course once the fire blocked the single exit possibility, they could only wait and die.

A terrible loss for their families and the local community in general all because some parents prefer their child to memorize some religious words instead of getting a real education which could have enabled them for a future.

The government should step in and close schools down until they are reconstructed to be more safe in order to prevent future tragedies like this one.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.