aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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aprilhenry

Local news stories remind me of stories I've written

A teenager was recently kidnapped at knifepoint from a shopping mall - and then she managed to run from him. "I started to sprint. I wouldn't look back and I just ran. I kept falling, but I didn't stop. I just kept running."

Read more about her ordeal here
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Kind of reminds me of Girl, Stolen, which was inspired by another true event.

And a bunch of former students are suing a defunct school for troubled teens called the Mt. Bachelor Academy. "Another student, who suffered from asthma, was forced to sleep outdoors in below-freezing temperatures. Staff members also denied him food, sleep and use of a restroom and withheld his asthma inhaler despite asthma attacks that were brought on by their tactics."

Read more about the school here
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The overseas schools for troubled teens can be much worse, as I pointed out in Shock Point.




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