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681. Hjemly Fri – og Idrætefterskole

Once again a teacher was able to create an improper relationship with a student. Once again the schools say it is a single incident. Once again it creates the need for more oversight of these boarding schools.

Parents should be able to see a stay at one of these boarding schools as safe when it comes to having a child being preyed upon by an adult. Especially when it is a hard choice to send you child to these boarding schools. Danish business organizations want these schools to go away. They consider the boarding schools as a kind of unwanted timeout in a decade where it has been the goal for a number of Danish governments to push the teenagers faster through the education system so they can start to serve in firms sooner.

When a stay in these schools are seen as counterproductive, they should not be seens as a threat also. It is time to demand more oversight. It cannot be fun to be at these school being preyed upon by an adult.

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679. Swan Valley Youth Academy

Swan Valley Youth Academy was a military styled academy located near Condon in Montana closed in 2006 after an investigation showed that it was not managed in a safe and correct manner.

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


678. Vanguard school

The Vanguard School is located near Lake Wales in Florida.

The staff seems to conduct little oversight over the facility which has resulted in abuse among the students.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

677. Boarding school in Cheromushk, Chelyabinsk Region

At a boarding school for orphans residents told of alleged rape. Now the authorities are investing this awful crime.

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


675. Ashdown House

This boarding school was founded in 1843 in Brighton and moved to its present location around 1886. For many years it was only for boys but started to accept students of both genders in 1975. Lately it was revealed that at least one teacher took his liberties with the boys resulting in a prison sentence.

It is safe to conclude that it could not have been fun to be there and become the center of such bizarre interests of a teacher.


674. Gavhunga Secondary School

Gavhunga Secondary School is an illegal boarding school located in the Kadoma region in Zimbabwe. It is not registered as a boarding school in the so-called department of education in Zimbabwe. Some of the students were abused by adults where they lived and because the boarding school was not registered as such, none monitored allowing the abuse to discovered.

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


670. Baunehoej efterskole

Baunehoej efterskole is a boarding school in Denmark where teenagers can finish their basic education before moving on to high school. Some parents send their girls to such school because they are shy and the parents hope that the girls develop themselves into young women during their stay.

In the years from 2004 to 2006 the school had an employee who made advances towards the shy girls living at the school hoping for a sexual relation with them. In the end he was arrested and given a suspended sentence.

It could not have been fun to be a teenage girl at this boarding school when he was teacher.

Sources (In Danish)

666. James Lyon Boarding School for Boys

This school has been gone for many years. 100 years ago (2018) all the boys at this boarding school in Spokane, United States left the school after the food had been bad for some time. On the top of it, the headmaster also treated the boys badly.

The boys went home and the owner blamed his employee.

We have not found a lot of sources but it is safe to state that it was not a fun place to be as a teenager.

100 years ago in Spokane: Boarding school boys stage revolt, walkout (The Spokesman-Review)

662. The Lucton School

The Lucton School might have provided decent education and had been around for many years. However it the male student got the attention of now convicted David Panter who groomed seven pupils into sexual activity, things could look very bad despite getting fine papers in the end.

The school administration did not act for all too long. It could not have been fun to study there coming this unwanted attention.

Later a person named Michael Carrigan was jailed for having abused children over the Internet, but this time the student body was spared.


655. St. John Vianney Seminary, Richmond

St. John Vianney Seminary located 25 miles west of Richmond, Virginia is closed. When it was open the boys suffered by the strange and bizarre behavior among some of the employees which must be considered abuse.

Investigation was finally launced many years after. It remains unclear whether the full scale of events ever will be public, but it is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a student.