Tag Archive | corporal punishment

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.


898. Northwoods Academy

Northwoods Academy is the Bibb County School District’s early childhood learning center opened in 2009. It services families with special-need children and the website of the school speaks about about a good environment for the children.

However an article from 2016 paints another picture about what is going on at the school. Violence against the students. It is not in line with what the website promises.

It cannot be fun to be there as a special-need student.


892. Fulton

Fulton is a three-masted schooner built in 1914 and also the name of a behavior modification program established in 1970 by Mogens Frohn Nielsen. The purpose was to change the behavior of at-risk teenage boys by letting them work at sea.

Unfortunately corporal punishment was used and this had been outlawed some years before leading the the firing of Nielsen in 1987. The program was slightly changed and continued under new management until it went bankrupted in 2013. Today the ship is still sailing run by another foundation.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager exposed to beatings and other forms of corporal punishment.


869. Clifton Boys’ Home

Clifton Boys’ Home located in Darliston, Westmoreland, Jamaica was mentioned in the media for the probe into use of corporal punishment which also resulted in suspension of two administrators.

At an earlier point in time, the house which housed the group home burned down. The group home was founded in 1958.

It cannot be fun to be there as a child if corporal punishment was used.


865. Christchurch’s Christ’s College

Christchurch’s Christ’s College is located in Christchurch, New Zealand. Recently the media has exposed a system of fagging in use up to the mid-1980’s. Also mentioned is the use of corporal punishment and an investigation into sexual abuse in the early 2000’s.

Most of the corporal punishment was metered out by senior students with little or no supervision from the management.

It could not have been fun to be there in the old days as a teenager.


856. Salesian College

The Salesian College located in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia was founded in 1929. In the 1970’s and up to some point in the 1990’s various forms of abuse took place on the hands of some of the employees. A number of persons were convicted.

It is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager while the abuse took place.


848. Godhavn

Founded in 1893 as a reform school, it was converted into an orphanages in 1923. Up til around the early 1970’s the management used not alone corporal punishment but also beatings to an extend so it was abuse. None of the adults were charged when the facility went through a reform in the early 1970’s in order to avoid a scandal because the state had neglected its oversight and supervision of the facility.

In 2019 prime minister Mette Frederiksen apologized on behalf of the state of Denmark for failed actions to intervene in the past.

The number of children staying at the facility were reduced and the children got their own rooms. For a number of decades everything then sounded fine.

But in 2021 news came that the facility failed to reports incidents where they had restrained the children which is against the laws in Denmark as every case where children are restrained has to be reported to the state authorities in order to evaluate the use of restraints and learn how to prevent them in the future.

It functioned as inspiration for the movie “Der kommer en dag” (The day will come)

It could not be fun to be there as child in the past and not now either as there is a reason for the mandatory reports to be made.


847. Aaløkkegaard

Aaløkkegaard was a children orphanages located in Odense. It existed until 1955 when it was closed for reasons, I have not been able to obtain information about.

From 1955 to 1980 the facility now under new management was a kind of boarding school. The abuse mentioned in various articles happened when it was an orphanages (between 1920 and 1955).

Today the building house ordinary apartments.

According to an article on TV2 Fyn men from the higher circles in Odense could rent a child at the home for a short time so they could fulfill personal needs which almost every time was not in the interest of the child. Beatings, sexual abuse is among the issues mentioned in the article.

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


797. Unnamed spiritual educational institute, Alandi, India

An 11-year-old boy remains in treatment after he was not able to complete some kind of homework related to some heathens scripture. His failure got a “teacher” named Bhagwan Maharaj Pohane to beat him with a stick so severe that the police has booked him for attempted murder.

This kind of insane corporal punishment is normally something you will find in religious schools in Missouri or other countries or states where religious schools are not regulated.

It cannot be fun to attend such institutes.


788. Escuela Caribe

After the failure with a program in Haiti (number 399), New Horizons Youth Ministries opened Escuela Caribe in The Dominican Republic.

For many years Pastor Gordon C. Blossom continued to manage the program until his special attention towards small girls became to light. Then he moved back and continued as consultant so he could continue his hobby working in a more discreet role.

For many years teenagers suffered until a documentary was made which revealed the horrible conditions the teenagers were subjected to.

Then the state of Indiana moved in and closed their Indiana license forcing the church group out of business. Another church group took over the campus.

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