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372. Alpine Academy

Alpine Academy sometime mentioned as Utah Youth Village is located near Erda in Utah.

Recently this facility housed the daughter of a deceased well-known composer and singer whos name we are not going to name due to the privacy of the daughter.

In 2009 a house-parent was charged with various crimes due to his intimate relationship with one of the girls.

In 2011 ran from the facility. She was killed during a police shoot-out involving her boyfriend.

It doesn’t seem like a fun place to be as a teenager.


216. The Gunnery School

The Gunnery School was once recognized as a fine place to get your exam. Students could even avoid the cruel life boarding students normal speak about and be day students at the school. However lack of a security system to protect students against abuse from employees allowed the former Dean and house parent Robert Reinhardt to use 4 students in an improper way for which he got 9.5 years in prison. He will have to register as a sex offender when he is released.

It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as teenager. Hopefully the present management has improved the security and screening of employees so this terrible event will not be repeated in the future.