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« on: April 16, 2005, 11:27:00 PM »
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Mom pulls twins from Eagle Point after riot
Saturday, April 16, 2005
By MOLLIE REEVES
LUCEDALE -- Christy Depasquale has her twin 17-year-old sons at home with her in Oklahoma after they spent more than a month at Eagle Point Christian Academy, formerly known as Bethel Boys Academy.

Depasquale was concerned for the boys' welfare after hearing of the riot that took place at Eagle Point last weekend. During the riot, windows were broken, bunks overturned and a barrack was trashed.

Seven students were transported to a hospital for treatment, and six others were taken into custody for disorderly conduct.

Depasquale said she followed her instincts and, escorted by a George County sheriff's deputy, arrived at Eagle Point around 2 a.m. on Friday to retrieve her sons.

Depasquale said her sons were "very relieved to be coming home."

"It's not a good place," she said of Eagle Point.

Repeated phone calls Friday to Eagle Point director John Fountain were not returned.

Depasquale's sons reportedly had "plenty of bruises and cuts and scrapes" when she picked them up. One of the boys reportedly has a bruise on his back where an Eagle Point staff member allegedly "grabbed him and slammed his fist in his back" because he was talking.

Depasquale said Eagle Point uses "hazing-type discipline tactics." The twins reportedly have scrapes on their knees from being made to kneel on a hardwood floor for long periods of time when they got into trouble.

The boys reported that the riot was really destructive and the "kids just went berserk."

Depasquale's sons were two of four boys that ran away from the home on Sunday after the riot. They were picked up and returned to the home the same day. "They were scared. They wanted to get out of there," Depasquale said.

The twins also told their mother that the kitchen of Eagle Point was infested with roaches and rats, and that if there was trouble during mealtime, the boys either couldn't finish eating or were given 30 seconds to finish their meal.

The boys also alleged that when the kids got into fights, the staff members would just ignore it and leave the room. One of Depasquale's sons was in a fight, and the brothers said the instructors just stood by and watched.

The boys also told their mother that mace was being used frequently at Eagle Point when anybody steps out of line.

Depasquale said she felt Eagle Point was misrepresented to parents. She said they didn't provide a 100 percent safe and secure environment, there's a lack of supervision, and the education is not what it should be.

Depasquale said their family representative, Ada Gunter was a wonderful person. "I really felt she did care," she said.

An improvement plan for Eagle Point was established at a hearing in George County Youth Court on Thursday. The court adopted a plan of improvement recommended by the state and by Eagle Point.

The documents from the hearing are sealed, but one step in the plan has already been implemented by Eagle Point with the hiring of the Mississippi Security Police, a private firm, to provide security services for the academy. The Mississippi Security Police were called after the riot and have been present at the facility since last weekend.

"I hope the actions that were taken will prevent future problems," District Attorney Tony Lawrence said.

Lawrence said he had certain concerns he wanted to see addressed including kids escaping and kids being injured.

"The hiring of a security firm will certainly go a long way to alleviating a lot of problems we've seen in the past," he said.

Lawrence said he could not confirm case-by-case allegations against Eagle Point, but allegations made to him will be investigated. "Any matter alleged to be of criminal activity will be investigated and presented to a grand jury," he said.

George County Youth Court Prosecutor Mark Maples said the recommendation of the court were to "ensure the safety and security of the students as well as the community."

Officials agreed that the issue of security needed reconsidered, Maples said.

George County Sheriff Garry Welford said he felt the plan "would be good for the security of the kids and for the community."

Reporter Mollie Reeves can be reached at [email protected] or 9601)947-9933.



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heryle - My son was TORTURED and ABUSED at Bethel Boys Academy aka Eagle Point Christian Academy, aka Pine View Academy, Lucedale, MS.

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2005, 12:08:00 AM »
WWASPS are just a mountain of shame. I hope they all end very soon.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 11:48:29 PM »
I have asked the question on this and other forums after working at Bethel for almost a year and seeing first hand the abuse, mistreatment and horror of the place and still do 3 years later..
Why does the state, city and county government work so hard to keep Bethel (AKA Eagle Point,. AKA Pine View, or whatever the latest alias is) open they way they do?

There is so much history and a volume of evidence so vast to justify, and even demand closure of Bethel, aka Eagle Point or whatever and the prosecution of John and Herman, what gives here?

Is there an inside connection? Is there money? Are drugs being moved through the place and kick backs being paid?

I am so much at a loss as to how this place after 17 or more years of abuse complaints, lawsuits, inditement and prosecution of officers of the home, how in the name of God can the state leave the place open?

Please answer me that one reasonable questions someone???
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 10:35:36 AM »
If you you do your research, you'll connect the dots. It's money, coupled with political connections.
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f you were never in a program, or a parent of a child in a program, then you have no business posting here.

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 10:45:56 AM »
What do you expect from a place located in a 3rd world country...oops, I mean state.
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my state is not a third world state.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 05:33:36 PM »
you should get to know us before you form an opinion. you are apparently a very shallow person
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was tortured at bethel childrens home for 4 yrs 84-88 i was there when it was raided

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i feel the same way
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 06:07:10 PM »
i was there from 84-88. i was there when the place was raided the first time. i hear alot of complaints from people who have been there recently and not trying to take anything away from anyone because i wouldnt do that but it sounds like a walk in the park compared to what i was subjected to. my question to you though is this. why did it take you a year working there to realize something was not right? i realised about 15 words into my initial conversation with wacko fountain that something was very very very wrong. you worked there a year and now talk bad about the place . i have never liked any one who worked there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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was tortured at bethel childrens home for 4 yrs 84-88 i was there when it was raided

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 06:11:54 PM »
Um, I am confused?!! (which doesn't take much) Why is this in the WWASPS forum? If you were there between 84-88 they didn't own it. Do they own it now? I am confused!
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 06:38:20 PM »
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Um, I am confused?!! (which doesn't take much) Why is this in the WWASPS forum? If you were there between 84-88 they didn't own it. Do they own it now? I am confused!

 they do own it now and it is not much better it is in this forum because it is the same family the same place and the same problems
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006, 06:46:18 PM »
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Um, I am confused?!! (which doesn't take much) Why is this in the WWASPS forum? If you were there between 84-88 they didn't own it. Do they own it now? I am confused!

 it is listed in the list why be rude. go look at the list of wwasp programs. got a problem with me and what i have to say or what. i am confused now
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2006, 08:52:54 PM »
Quote from: ""survivor122770""
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Um, I am confused?!! (which doesn't take much) Why is this in the WWASPS forum? If you were there between 84-88 they didn't own it. Do they own it now? I am confused!
it is listed in the list why be rude. go look at the list of wwasp programs. got a problem with me and what i have to say or what. i am confused now


I was just asking! The list of WWASPS programs are getting so fucking long, I can't keep track?!! So, whatever! Try not to be so fucking sensitive for crying out loud!!!! You'll know when I am being a total complete bitch, and if it's directed your way.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2006, 09:04:50 PM »
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Quote from: ""survivor122770""
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Um, I am confused?!! (which doesn't take much) Why is this in the WWASPS forum? If you were there between 84-88 they didn't own it. Do they own it now? I am confused!
it is listed in the list why be rude. go look at the list of wwasp programs. got a problem with me and what i have to say or what. i am confused now

I was just asking! The list of WWASPS programs are getting so fucking long, I can't keep track?!! So, whatever! Try not to be so fucking sensitive for crying out loud!!!! You'll know when I am being a total complete bitch, and if it's directed your way.

 sorry my bad,but i did do 4 years it did create a few emotional problems that i have not recovered from and may never so you may just have to deal with my sensitivity ok!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2006, 10:06:36 PM »
Quote from: ""survivor122770""
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Quote from: ""survivor122770""
Quote from: ""CCM girl 1989""
Um, I am confused?!! (which doesn't take much) Why is this in the WWASPS forum? If you were there between 84-88 they didn't own it. Do they own it now? I am confused!
it is listed in the list why be rude. go look at the list of wwasp programs. got a problem with me and what i have to say or what. i am confused now

I was just asking! The list of WWASPS programs are getting so fucking long, I can't keep track?!! So, whatever! Try not to be so fucking sensitive for crying out loud!!!! You'll know when I am being a total complete bitch, and if it's directed your way.
sorry my bad,but i did do 4 years it did create a few emotional problems that i have not recovered from and may never so you may just have to deal with my sensitivity ok!!!!!!!!!


That's cool no problema :-)
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