Since: Feb 09

Paris, France

#45 Mar 5, 2009
Program parent wrote:
I think some of these people need to keep their names a secret because you could be subject to a libel lawsuit with the choices you are making and what you are writing.
Bla bla bla lawsuit.

Last program who tried to sue a survivor ended up paying his legal bills and the suit was dismissed as frivilous.

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As long as the information the person is posting is true, there is nothing to worry about.

Since: Feb 09

Paris, France

#46 Mar 5, 2009
Now comes the flood of information. I've been waiting for an investigation like this for a long time. It's good the authorities are finally doing their jobs.
THE ONE THAT KNOWS

Villa Rica, GA

#47 Mar 5, 2009
can you sue your employer for wrongful layoff because of your skin color and if you was injured due to lack of training for the staff?
the one

Katy, TX

#48 Mar 5, 2009
the one that knows, i appreciate it and yah 5 days later i was bak on the field and next year im gonna play college ball, take care and thankyou, it feels good having some closure
THE ONE THAT KNOWS

Villa Rica, GA

#49 Mar 5, 2009
the one, you need to run track this year so that you would be able to proform better out on the football field, run the 400 or the 200, trust it will do you a lot of good...stay active...
truth

Ellijay, GA

#50 Mar 6, 2009
THE ONE THAT KNOWS wrote:
darrington and john just didn't run the place right...they didn't train any of the staff and they just was on some kind of power trip thing...there was one staff who really cared about the students, thomas...he tried to get rich and john too change a lot of things around there...but instead they let him go...then bam!they was closing the school...
Ironically so this seems like this is really Thomas writing this statement in order to try and clear his name of any racial or abuse allegations that were made towards him. I heard complaints that Thomas actually made many boys stand outside on the basketball court in just their boxers while yelling at them!! Please he didnt help at all!
jhernandez

Lake Worth, FL

#51 Mar 6, 2009
i always thought thomas was a jerk.
he was rude. for no reason.
Tommy Boy

United States

#52 Mar 6, 2009
all you need to shut up its damn over let the shit be all you are doing right now is bitching let it go and move on with your lives its over its closed you guys all got what you wanted so drop it and you need to realize that there were people there that werent like the rest and they cared and they treated us like normal people all the people that did the shit that pissed us off or whatever it was they will get theres trust me it will come and darrington who made that place its already coming down hard on him so let the shit go and move on
Tommy Boy

United States

#53 Mar 6, 2009
Also all you people who didnt work there or werent a student there i dont want to hear your shit you didnt go through anything you dont know anything so shutup its so funny seeing these people who werent there or went through anything at that place are telling us how things went down shut your damn mouth you dont know thomas you never met the man once you do then start saying something dont talk shit on the computer
ILOVEDARRINGTON

United States

#54 Mar 6, 2009
saint simons island program parent how is your son chris doing
darrington surrivor

Miami, FL

#55 Mar 7, 2009
THE ONE THAT KNOWS wrote:
HERE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD NEVER WORK WITH KIDS AGAIN... JIM, HOWIE, APRIL, JOHN G, DARRINGTON, PAIGE, ROLLAN, PATSY, JOYCE, SARAH...WELL THAT'S ALL THE STAFF YOU KNOW ABOUT AT DARRINGTON... THEY ALL STARTED RESTRAINING KIDS LIKE CRAZY...THIS MSG IS FOR JENNA...I MISSED THE ADMINS WHO RAN THAT PLACE WITH RESPECT...
Hello this is brittany mom im so shock the things i heard from this school my daugter is one of surriviors of this cult they did not let the kids speak to there parents made up alot of things to her and to us as parents made us think that our girl was not cooperating right and not send her the things i send her when it came to people getting there letters and from people who loved her out side they did not give it to her she was the only one never recieved any of my girts and letters and punished all the time for her actions and told us alot of things went on there that she is trying to block out and im a concern mom cause they gave her medication for over 6mths and she is sick now and the over medicated my daughter and she is very sick now high dose of heavey meds all hte time made her believe she had something and no one that loved her out side the program how do you think a child will act and think and get depress even they can commit sucide if they feel like they are not loved by ther mom especially it took her alot ot warm up to me i thought it was something i did just relize she was be lied to about me and now she wont even go back ot school and she is a very worried child they brainwashed my child and now she might have something really serious for be over medicated treated for somthing she does not hav plus she collapse several times in the program and complain
about she was sick they ignored her she could of been teated for the right illness and now it is progressed even more cause they gave her the wrong medicine these stupid people they were worried about if they would loose money then us taking her out to get her to a real doctor this is crazy now we hav to pay from more therapy for her cause this should of been taking care of the right way and we are concern for htose kids that are beening ship to another program it could be the same people again history reapeats it self and can kill your kids spirit and kill them cops and officers been paid off from this school and examiners if there was a wrongfull death you hav to use ur own resources and god bless you if your son or daughter died in a wrongful death all parents and children in this program are on a pray list thank you im looking for a attorney who can here me out please dont heasitate email me at skylynn11@hotmail.com 11 for the surriors of this cult thank you !!!!!!
THE ONE THAT KNOWS

Newnan, GA

#56 Mar 7, 2009
i hope that everything work out for you and brittany...that really sad to here that kinda stuff was taking place...i can't believe that that darrington let this kinda stuff go on at that school...it sound like the man didn't know what he was doing as far as making sure that all the kids needs was being met...
Program parent

Saint Simons Island, GA

#57 Mar 10, 2009
darrington surrivor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello this is brittany mom im so shock the things i heard from this school my daugter is one of surriviors of this cult they did not let the kids speak to there parents made up alot of things to her and to us as parents made us think that our girl was not cooperating right and not send her the things i send her when it came to people getting there letters and from people who loved her out side they did not give it to her she was the only one never recieved any of my girts and letters and punished all the time for her actions and told us alot of things went on there that she is trying to block out and im a concern mom cause they gave her medication for over 6mths and she is sick now and the over medicated my daughter and she is very sick now high dose of heavey meds all hte time made her believe she had something and no one that loved her out side the program how do you think a child will act and think and get depress even they can commit sucide if they feel like they are not loved by ther mom especially it took her alot ot warm up to me i thought it was something i did just relize she was be lied to about me and now she wont even go back ot school and she is a very worried child they brainwashed my child and now she might have something really serious for be over medicated treated for somthing she does not hav plus she collapse several times in the program and complain
about she was sick they ignored her she could of been teated for the right illness and now it is progressed even more cause they gave her the wrong medicine these stupid people they were worried about if they would loose money then us taking her out to get her to a real doctor this is crazy now we hav to pay from more therapy for her cause this should of been taking care of the right way and we are concern for htose kids that are beening ship to another program it could be the same people again history reapeats it self and can kill your kids spirit and kill them cops and officers been paid off from this school and examiners if there was a wrongfull death you hav to use ur own resources and god bless you if your son or daughter died in a wrongful death all parents and children in this program are on a pray list thank you im looking for a attorney who can here me out please dont heasitate email me at skylynn11@hotmail.com 11 for the surriors of this cult thank you !!!!!!
Lynn, I would be interested in knowing if you worked your program as a parent? How many seminars did you attend?
Itried

United States

#58 Mar 12, 2009
Ok so I worked there. Yes Darrington beat the kids, Yes, they tried to "brainwash" most of them. Unless you were quiet and did exactly what you were told, your life was a living hell. I just heard today that it got shut down after I was laid off. I'm so glad that I don't work there anymore. Those people didn't give a shit about those kids at all. I think if the kids got any help at all it was froma select few chaperones and the actual licensed counselors or doctors that came if your parents paid for that extra bit. I'm glad to say that "the one that knows" didn't have my name on that list. I tried to actually make a difference in that place, and I would hope that I actually did in those select few. Much love for my favorites. You know who you are.
Itried

United States

#59 Mar 12, 2009
I know.. I worked there, Thomas didn't make the boys do that. That was NOT him. You can blame John G. for that one.
truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Ironically so this seems like this is really Thomas writing this statement in order to try and clear his name of any racial or abuse allegations that were made towards him. I heard complaints that Thomas actually made many boys stand outside on the basketball court in just their boxers while yelling at them!! Please he didnt help at all!
THE ONE THAT KNOWS

United States

#60 Mar 12, 2009
word has it, that john g. left the country and he blamming everything on mr. darrington...lol. and yes "itried" i agree with you about some of the staff did try to help like you but we all was limited due to john g. controlling and brainwashing mr. darrington into thinking that he knew what he was doing with the kids and staff. i know for a fact john g. didn't know a damn thing about working with the kids and staff... poor mr. darrington, he believed in that guy and now look at the mess he is in...i feel for darrington family tho...
darrington

United States

#61 Mar 13, 2009
Program parent you know a lot of parents couldnt afford seminars so i dont want to hear that
Program parent

Saint Simons Island, GA

#62 Mar 19, 2009
ILOVEDARRINGTON wrote:
saint simons island program parent how is your son chris doing
He is doing GREAT! Thanks for asking. We (my husband, Chris and I) are all still working our program. It does work if you work it! Chris is finishing his senior year. Has joined the volunteer fire fighters, wants to be a fire fighter (like his dad), working at the same job for 8 months now. He went to Pillars when he left Darrington and finished up there. Loved POH. We went to visit him there and it is a great school too. How are you doing?
I survived Darrington

Naples, FL

#63 Mar 30, 2009
So, I was at Darrington until it got shut down, I had been there for 11 months.
I was also 18, but my parents refused to let me come home.
it was either Darrington, with food and a bed
or under a bridge. great options. right?? pfff
anyways, there were only 2 chaperones that really helped me.
i saw many girls get restrained and tackled, and have seen many girls breakdown from emotional and mental confusion. I was never an 'upper level' and was always with the 'lower levels' and saw how much shit they went through.
I was also in the room with the cameras. We were told that they were only turned on and recording at night. Although, many times I was told by the shift supervisors that they would replay the film to see what we had been doing during the day in the dorms.
The place was just filled with lies and nobody really knows what was really was happening.
I'm just glad I'm out.
Another Survivor

Milpitas, CA

#64 Mar 30, 2009
One - No one was sexually abused.
Two - Richard Darrington did NOT hurt anyone.
Three - Darrington Academy shut down because there's dead beat parents who won't pay the tuition. It was shut down because of our economy; read a damn newspaper. Don't be so naive. You believe what you want to believe, instead of looking at the real facts. There's bad schools out there. I hated being at Darrington and I said a lot of bad things about it when I came home. But I never stooped so low as to make things up. I do believe that there are desperate kids out there though that would make things up just to come home. It's sad. I'm an adult now and I wish I hadn't said all the things I did. Darrington was not a bad school. Some kids need that. It's easy for you people so be so negative because you weren't there. Although I still firmly believe I should have never been sent there in the first place, I am very lucky that I was sent to Darrington and not another WWASP school.

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