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921. St. Joseph’s Orphanage

 St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington, Vermont opened around 1850 and was in operation until 1974 where it closed down. Part of its existence it was operated by the Vermont Catholic Charities.

A recent investigation uncovered that abuse had taken place. Some survivors of the facility claims that children were murdered at the facility but the investigation found no reason to bring charges against anyone – perhaps too much time has passed and there would be none to charge because they have died in the years since the facility closed.

It is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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915. Gravenshoved Kostskole

Gravenshoved Kostskole was a boarding school for children in need. It was located in the South of Jutland. It opened in 1964 and closed in 1992. Despite the stay being paid for and the children referred from various departments of social services in Denmark, the supervision of the facility and welfare of the children during their stay were not monitored by employees of the department who saw to that the children were sent to the school.

As result the children suffered from various forms of abuse subjected on them from the hands of the employees. The department of social services learned about the abuse in 2009 but properly out of concern of the careers of the employees who neglected their duties, the reportings were not handed over to the police before newspapers started to investigate the closed boarding school in 2021.

Only almost two decades after the school closed the police started their investigation which is still ongoing. It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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913. Unnamed boarding school in Fiji

Various articles speak of corporal punishment and stripping students naked and rubbing them with chillies in their mouth and private parts.

Also on a named boarding schools there were incidents with runaways and bullying.

It seems that the island country has lost control with their educational sector. If you know the name of the boarding school where the students underwent inhume treatment by the assistant principal, please note it in the comments below.

It does not sound like a good environment to receive teaching in for a teenager.

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912. Cate School

The Cate School which is a boarding school located in Carpinteria, California was founded in 1910. Recently articles about alleged sexual abuse appeared in various medias. An investigation made by the local sheriff has been launched into the matter.

Also it has been revealed that some kind of abuse took place over several decades dating back to at least the 1960’s. Private law firms are gathering behind possible victims to help them with lawsuits.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager if you were among the victims.

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910. St Joseph’s College

St Joseph’s College was founded by the De La Salle Brothers, which is a order of monks. The school opened in 1937.

Like to many boarding schools run by religious orders, claims of abuse has risen. Around 20 ‘old boys’ have since written in to allege physical and sexual abuse by teachers at the school between the 1960s and 1980s. The Suffolk police has started an investigation.

Articles speak on an environment you will not see as fun to be in when you are a teenager.

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908. Loretto School

Founded in 1827 over the recent years the school has been known in the public for its past consisting with incidents of both bullying and sexual abuse. The present school management has apologized for past managements failures to protect students.

Past managements not only failed to protect the students but also provided good job references to teachers who had committed incident act which must be regarded as a double failure.

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897. Admiral Farragut Academy

Established in 1933 the school is located in St. Petersborg in Florida offering both boarding and day school.

Searching for information about the school articles about sexual abuse and racism seem to set the agenda.

At these years we should be past the times where color matter. A School administration should be able to see if an employee oversteps his boundaries.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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889. St Joseph’s Industrial School, Letterfrack

St Joseph’s Industrial School located Letterfrack, Northern Ireland was open between 1887 to 1974. It was run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse concluded that residents at the facility suffered both physical and sexual abuse from some of the employees.

One of the boys who were subjected to the abuse later committed suicide by setting fire to himself.

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

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887. Marieval Indian Residential School

This is the second boarding school campus where unmarked graves have been located. Beside teaching in ordinary school subjects the aim with the school was to eliminate the culture of the students.

The identity of the people who were put into the 751 unmarked graves is not known nor how they ended up there.

The students were kept away from their family and the conditions were not healthy.

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

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885. Chartwell Manor School

Chartwell Manor School located near Mendham in New Jersey closed in 1984. It was a boarding school for special need children.

Before that it was the center of a case involving the head master Sir Terence Michael Lynch who were brought to trial accused for 100 counts of sexual assault and other charges for spanking half-naked male students in class while fondling them and forcing students to perform sexual acts. He served 7 years in prison. Two other employees charged with sexual assault and sexual conduct.

Recently former student sued because they felt that they were failed by the system to become victim of this abuse. Also a book has been released covering the facility.

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

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