Eagle Academy (Belle Glade)

Eagle Academy (Belle Glade)

Eagle Academy is a behavior modification facility. The facility is located on 33800, State Road 80, Belle Glade, Florida. The academy featured in the show "High School Boot Camp".

The target group is "at-risk" girls and boys between 13 and 16 years of age. They have to be resident in Palm Beach County.

They also need to have no felonies on their police record [http://rc.sun-sentinel.com/news/columnists/sfl-phoward05dec05,0,2564240.column?page=1&coll=sfla- The secret to Eagle Academy's success? `We're not a boot camp' (Sun-Sentinel.com)] .

According to an article published by the BBC any misdemeanour - a button not done up, a word out of place or being late for lunch could result in 10 press-ups or 20 star jumps [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/387621.stm American tearaways volunteer for discipline (BBC)] .

The program claims to have helped about 80 percent of the detainees to a productive life. [http://www.pbso.org/mediarelations/index.cfm?fa=viewrelease&release=1909 Press release from the facility] .

In the news

One of the drill instructors were arrested on the charge of 'battery touch or strike' and 'fraud, false statement.' [http://www.wptv.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=072d45b9-c258-4ca2-997c-44e22e3db515&rss=762 PBSO Eagle Academy Deputy Arrested] , "Newschannel 5", October 25 - 2007Another staff member were arrested and charged of trying to cover up the incident. [http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2007/10/31/m1a_EAGLE_ACADEMY_1031.html Video refutes deputies' reports on use of force on academy teen] , By Kathleen Chapman, "palmbeachpost.com", October 31 2007

In february 2008 another staff member was charged with abuse [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flpeagle0202pnfeb02,0,6348043.story Palm Beach County youth camp deputy faces trial on abuse charges] - Investigators say deputy slammed boy to ground after the teenager got sick, By Rachel Hatzipanagos, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 2 2008.

August 2008 a January 2008 graduate was shot suspected of stealing a car [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flpdeputy0803pnaug03,0,5912364.story Deputy fatally shoots teen he said tried to run him over in stolen car] , By Jerome Burdi, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 3 2008


External links

* [http://www.pbso.org/eagleacademy/ Homepage of the facility]
* [http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/US/EagleAcademyFlorida.htm Secret prisons for teens] (Watch organization) about the facility.
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354628/ High School Boot Camp on IMDB]

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