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Rest in peace, motherfucker.

The Ridge Creek School / Hidden Lake Academy / The Beat Goes On
« on: September 27, 2011, 05:06:46 PM »
There's still a lot going on with HLA/RCS. The property on which the school sits is to be auctioned on the Lumpkin County courthouse steps next week, the same day as Bucchi's bankruptcy hearing in Atlanta. See details and other good stuff at

I thought the woman interviewed on the report... Denise?.. was an unusual choice, to say the least. She was only there a few years and has been gone for more than 4 years, as she stated. She was never on campus except during lunch. She knew very few staff at Hidden Lake and had no real knowledge of what went on there. Bucchi and his strawmen, and women, can always pull a letter or two out of their pocket from an HLA/RCS student who did well in life, and that's great. The kids who made it through and succeeded should be applauded. For every one success story, however, there are at least a dozen different stories from kids who hated every minute they spent there and truly believe they came away with psychological and emotional damage. Some claim they will never get over their time at HLA/RCS, and that it will be remembered as the worst time of their life. If Fox wants it fair and balanced, Travis should interview some of those kids.

This was posted today on Jilliestake:

Saturday, July 23, 2011
For those of you that were not privy to Ridge Creek School facility when it was Hidden Lake Academy, Mr. Clarke Poole worked in Admissions, degreed in Psychology, and was working on his PhD.  Mr. Poole submitted his resignation citing his repeated concerns over  "unsafe and unethical practices regarding the admission of certain students to Hidden Lake Academy."  His resignation letter went to educational consultants citing his concern for the  "physical and emotional safety of the families and children you refer."

Mr. Poole released  the now infamous (1) "in-house emails" between himself, Mr. Buccellato and Ms. Nicole Fuglsang. Ms. Fuglsang, unlike Mr. Poole, walked away taking Hidden Lake Academy secrets with her. Ms. Fuglsang was a "mandated reporter," like the rest of staff all these years, she did nothing.

Mr. Poole was vilified, threatened with a lawsuit, much like Ms. Marla McGhee, only he was stronger and Buccellato's "henchman" disappeared into the night.  Aside from a handful of true, decent, loving friends,  most educational consultants and industry people protected their purse strings, and offered no support.

Mr. Lon Woodbury was one such educational consultant and industry blogger.  His  "Struggling Teens" and "Woodbury Reports" apparently continues to be subjective in reporting "industry news,"  appears spineless, and obviously does not see past his bank account in exposing those facilities that tarnish what honest advocates have dedicated their life to - the safety and well-being of our children.

This came into "Jilliestake" yesterday.  At the time of publishing, there has been no response to Mr. Poole's email to Mr. Woodbury.  If Mr. Woodbury would like to respond, "Jilliestake" would be more than accommodating in publishing his response.

July 21, 2011
To: Lon Woodbury, Woodbury Reports, Inc
From: Clarke Poole
Dear Lon,
I’m wondering if you’re going to print today’s article from the Dahlonega Nugget, the link to which is found below, or if you will wait as you did the last time Ridge Creek School was in the news and print only the “rebuttal”, which was no rebuttal at all but only advertising hype written by Ridge Creek School and which never addressed the substance of the news story, although I doubt there will be a “rebuttal” this time around. Ridge Creek School is finally done.
I’d like to know, Lon, whether you’re a legitimate journalist, or a propagandist for your industry. Many parents come to your website, and hire your firm, expecting to get independent and competent advice regarding a school for their child. If the way in which you have dealt with Ridge Creek School is any indication, you have misled and ill-served your readers.
For some time, you have known or should have known, that Ridge Creek School was on the brink of collapse. You also knew, or should have known, that it was operating with skeletal staff: no Director or Assistant Director of Education, no Special Education teacher, few if any certified teachers, no Director of Operations, and the list goes on. You also knew, or should have known, that staff turnover was happening at the speed of light, with some newly hired staff leaving within a few days of being hired and some not even showing up for work on their first day. You also knew, or should have known, that Ridge Creek School’s credit rating was somewhere below zero, that staff paychecks have been bouncing for months and that for years it has been in arrears on everything from federal, state, and county taxes to paying for food service. You also knew, or should have known, that there is a growing list of lawsuits against Ridge Creek School , as well as liens that go back almost 10 years against Ridge Creek School, Hidden Lake Academy, Inc, HLA, Inc, and their owner, Len Buccellato. You knew all these things, or should have known them if you are indeed a journalist and a source of information for parents of “struggling teens” as you claim. Yet to my knowledge you never once offered a word of caution to parents who were considering Ridge Creek School as a placement option for their son or daughter. There are now scores, if not hundreds, of parents who have been left with huge debt and children who are worse off than before. Len Buccellato continued to solicit students, largely with the aid of educational consultants, and cash their tuition checks right up until the week the school announced its closing with no hint to the parents that this was the case. That money will never be recovered, and those children are left in the lurch. Your website and the news articles it contains are widely read by industry professionals and parents. You could have helped to avoid much financial pain and emotional suffering if you had printed what you knew. But you did not.
You also knew, or should have known, that Ridge Creek School was accepting students who had long histories of violence, severe psychological disorders, and criminal records. This resulted in numerous attacks on other students and staff, causing injuries requiring hospitalization. You also knew, or should have known, the long history of suicide attempts at Ridge Creek School . These are not unfounded allegations, Lon. They are facts that could have easily been verified by checking with appropriate state agencies and local law enforcement. Why did you not do this?
Ridge Creek School and its owner have ruined many lives, and by your silence and tacit support you are complicit in every one of them. As a journalist and as an educational consultant, you are a disappointment.
There is a book currently in the works that will expose all this and much more. It will name names. I’ll see that you get a copy so you can perhaps review it on your website.
Clarke Poole
Link to Dahlonega Nugget article ... ecreek.txt

Revocation of licensure is a long and drawnout process. It starts with the filing of a complaint with the Secretary of State at this web address:

I just filed complaints against Bucchi and Edens and two former HLA/RCS "professionals". It took only a few minutes. I have been told by someone who sits on a similar board that the more complaints that are filed, the more attention that is drawn to that individual by the board. Please don't assume someone else will do this. Everyone who experienced or witnessed this abuse of power needs to take a few minutes and file a formal complaint. If we deluge the board with complaints, something will happen. Otherwise, it won't. Don't stop now. We aren't finished yet.

The previous posters know whereof they speak. The fastest I  ever saw Bucchi move was on the first day of a parent workshop in 2005 when the parents of one of the students got there almost an hour early. Bucchi was standing in the lobby of the parent workshop room and saw them just as they were reaching the door. He froze, realizing he couldn't get back to his office before they came in, so he ran as fast as his stubby little legs would carry him into the Men's Room. All staff who witnessed this laughed under their breath. After a couple of minutes he still hadn't come out, so I went in just to see what he was doing. He was in the far stall, door closed; but as with most public restroom stalls, the privacy wall didn't begin until it was about knee high. You could see Bucchi's little feet almost touching the floor, and it was obvious that he had not pulled down his pants... just plopped his fat ass on the commode hoping the parents would go away. He is truly the most cowardly human I've ever known.

Quote from: "Ursus"
Even if he does have friends, there is only so much they can do as the paper trail gets denser and longer. Ultimately, if they do too much, their own careers become at stake.
This is true; but this cover-up has been going on for years, and as we know from Watergate and all the "gates" that have come along since, a cover-up takes on a life of its own. The closer someone gets to uncovering the cover-up, the more the cover-uppers dig in. Ultimately, if an investigator is talented and persistent, the cover-up will colapse; and the cover-up almost always turns out to be the greater crime. My guess is that will be the case with Bucchigate.

Quote from: "FreeOfCC"
Sure he doesn't have friends there too?   :on phone:

Excellent point there, Free. And I think we know someone who's going to find out.

The Ridge Creek School / Hidden Lake Academy / Where's Whooter?
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:34:14 AM »
Hey, Phooter! Where you been, pal? Why the uncharacteristic silence? Surely, you have some positive spin to put on all this news of Hidden Lake/Ridge Creek going down, and taking Bucchi and his bunch of gangsters with it. Let me hear it, Phoot.

Listen. Do you hear that singing? It's the fat lady, and she sounds great!

Way to go, Jill. You are pretty amazing.

Wow! You've got some really good stuff on here. Where'd you get all this?

I'm not much of a Fox News fan, but I thought this was an excellent report. Hopefully, Fornits readers will go to the Fox website where this story and the video is posted and comment, urging Randy Travis, the reporter, to do a follow-up report on how Bucchi has been able to keep all this covered up for so many years, going into his contacts with state regulatory agencies, law enforcement, and those highly placed in the judiciary. This is a conspiracy of the first order, and this will have him and those whose strings he pulls on the defensive. But we all know from experience he has hidden cards up his sleeve, and money in his pocket. He's probably out right now trying to buy all the "friends" he can purchase. We need Fox to drop another bomb on the little bastard while he's on the run.

Ah so, Grasshopper... you come to right place. Send money order for $499 to DEE (yes, I more expensive than Farrington, but times be hard). You have fake degree next day.

The Ridge Creek School / Hidden Lake Academy / Re: HLA Testimonials
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:34:48 PM »
Don't cha just love these obviously genuine testimonials? Reliable folks like Ann S. from FL, and Randy S. from MA, and old M.S. from TX. All members of the S family, I guess. I mean, anyone could verify the veracity of these endorsements. Just get out the phone book and look up Ann S. in Florida.

What a crock of shit.

I'll give you credit for one thing, Phooter: you're good at leading a discussion off topic. But that's what you're supposed to do, isn't it.

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