Ex-Bowling Brook counselors arrested

Ex-Bowling Brook counselors arrested

There are 33 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Apr 24, 2007, titled Ex-Bowling Brook counselors arrested. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

“This is a tragedy across the board”

Five of the six former counselors at Bowling Brook Preparatory School who were indicted last week on charges related to the death of an East Baltimore teenager on Jan. 23 were processed at Carroll County Central Booking and released on their own recognizance today, officials said.

Each has been charged with a single count of reckless endangerment in connection with the death of Isaiah Simmons, 17, at the school for juvenile offenders. The charge is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine. Read more

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resighned staff

Waterloo, Canada

#22 Aug 18, 2010
Obviously some of us are right the school is closed lol
resighned staff

Waterloo, Canada

#23 Aug 18, 2010
What a shame all because of wrong people in charge
worked there

United States

#25 Oct 14, 2011
I also resigned from bbp during 2002 because of poor attitudes of fellow staff. I witnessef ms restain a kid at abraxas,(2000) I worked with him there. He gave a coworker a high five in front of the kids and said, nice takedown!" I confronted him and said, "that was wierd and not appropriate!" He told me I was, "thinking like a criminal!" He told Mr once that he, "got ansy if he didn't get to take a kid down," to which I replied, "that's wierd man!" I even invited him to the mma classes I taught to help him get out his frustrations so he wouldn't need to beat kids, of course he refused....wtf! I was not surprised to here this happened!
worked there

United States

#26 Oct 14, 2011
worked there wrote:
I also resigned from bbp during 2002 because of poor attitudes of fellow staff. I witnessef ms restain a kid at abraxas,(2000) I worked with him there. He gave a coworker a high five in front of the kids and said, nice takedown!" I confronted him and said, "that was wierd and not appropriate!" He told me I was, "thinking like a criminal!" He told Mr once that he, "got ansy if he didn't get to take a kid down," to which I replied, "that's wierd man!" I even invited him to the mma classes I taught to help him get out his frustrations so he wouldn't need to beat kids, of course he refused....wtf! I was not surprised to here this happened!
Sorry about spelling mistakes hard to write on this phone!
worked there

Smyrna, SC

#27 Oct 14, 2011
I guess I wasn't the criminal, lol! I still work in the field, none of them do! At least I hope they don't!
Ex student

Chesapeake, OH

#28 Mar 19, 2013
There is money for the people who were there at the time?
jelani

United States

#29 Jan 11, 2014
Howard 2005-2007 wrote:
I can understand what you are saying it was messed up and to think they was going to come and grab me out the kitchen to monitor the restraint. I had status in a whole other way. i was the longest excutive thoroughbred there and i still say it was not worth all the drama yeah did good in school but it wasn't worth it. And Lou was a nut, James Trott you pretebding you hated BBP i sat down and talked to you. Almost everybody knew me. If i spit in your food or gave you a little scoop oh well. Well you already know who this is if you went there Philly ALL Day.
This parker everybody at bbp know me nd big Lou was my man, yeah he was aggressive but only if u was a Dick fakin like u was hard, every studentknew the staff was oc pickin on certain kids, I did endless task for a lot of petty shit, half the time u ain't do anything wrong.but if a "kid with status" said u did than u did. Mr Jason was soft Mr Jesse swoyer was a nut Mr shaddi soft Mr mark had anger issues they wasn't angels nd they took advantage of power I was there 23mths Fuck bbp. Mr mike Sunday was cool he jus wasn't around so staff showed they colors all the good staff was leaving cuz they knew shit wasn't right
Jelani P. I kno I was there foreva at top nd bottone!!
west baltimore

Baltimore, MD

#30 Jun 29, 2014
I attended the prep school for 9 months and although i acheved many academics accomplishments it came with a cost. At times it seemed like a boot camp aboused to the way mr mark presented it towards me for my first tour of the school. Ps and Qs all the time, they seemed to use old 'lynch crow' strategys to keep us in order. The object was to self police one another. you would earn brownie points with staff my comfronting the most negative bahavior. It was nothing id ever seen, students would attempt to escape, while staff would warn us about our racist surrounding. From our knowlege the locals wern't fond of us .
Kyle gunther

United States

#31 Oct 15, 2016
I was in bowling brook when it was in the house if any of you remember that we all used to eat in the big dining room of the house Heck I remember even walking through the big indoor horse barn it has a indoor track think this was back in late 80s
Kenneth Peterson

Durham, NC

#35 Dec 28, 2016
Wow I just decided to look up the School that I loved and was proud to have been a part of. this is all knew to me. I attended BBP 1995 to 1996 and I had a opportunity to meet Mike Sunday , Mr Jole Peckheart, Mr Gary Myers, Mr frontz Pago, Sam Whitfield, Dearl Jackson, and more and they ran that School like no other juvenile School I've ever seen or heard of....that School is truly apart of my testimony of the person I am today,I can't speak on the Years these tragedies acured but ,that School saved me I wish it were more schools like this with out all of the Bill carp I'm hearing.... smh
Shane

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Jan 24, 2017
resighned staff member wrote:
i have truly ben blessed to work with students and still while in another proffession have students from bowling brook prep and summit academy call me but i was forced to reighn my position at bowling brook and summit academy with a docters approved sickness leave see these facilities talk a great game that they are in this for the love of kids and that was true in the early years of these schools but as they took in so many students for money reasons it becomes harder to run the school so at the cost of taKING A CHANCE TO MENDANGER ONES LIFE THEY RULE BY FEAR i wastold many times by Jim Marak, Mark Sanatio and Jessie Sowyer to restrain students and the things Jessie Sowyer did was terrible he actually got off when he heard a studernt cry for students sake dont make the mistake of employing him at any school these staff Chris Umberger included use to tell me iwas to hard on the student but students respected me ,big lou for who i was and i never as many restraints as i was in ever hurt a student so Fat Chris FAt joe MArak and to all of youi who got arrested good i work for a state get that a state ran facility and have real killers and sex offenders to work withh you guys cant even make in juve kidylandwith out hurting i sorry killig a student than wait 40 minutes to call 911 what the hell were you stoges thinking you all should get manslaughter charger and to the family of whos son died i would love to testify that practices were unsafe at bowlig brook it should reopen with the proper people in charge.M. Sanitio was the master mind behinhd it all i gurantee it he probably was the one along with the puppet jason robinson who said he is faking sleeping come on you dumb asses ever here of checking a pulse i hope M. Sanatio. D. Harding, J.Robinson M. Carratiget what they deseve and that at least one year of jail time i feel bad for S> Sabbach, And B> Kanavy for falling into M. Sanatio games MR. Napoleon complex MR. Mark ounce said i was a aal star at this job well i wonder why he feared me because i would of eventually took his job and things like this would never happen ther was staff who came to work after all night ofd cpartying and i heard that from a secratary who said many counslers partied with her and used cocaine no drug test were ever administerd to any stafff at this facility
Which staff is this?
410antmo

Hyattsville, MD

#38 Mar 6, 2017
Shane wrote:
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Which staff is this?
I dont know what happen to that program it was cool when i was there in 98 thru 99. Mr. Darryl, Mr. Tori, mr. Pete, eric king and yankowy, mr dave etc. Was all good people and wanted the best for us even though some of us didnt want the best for ourselves. When i heard about that shit i was truly upset and discouraged because thats not what that program was about. Sad bring it back and hire some ex students who was there when it was ran properly. My name Anthony Dixon from baltimore and i eould love to help get that program up and running again with the right staff. I will pick them myself.
J Brown house II

Pittsburgh, PA

#39 May 25, 2017
Crazy how many memories I have of this place... to me it was simple, don't give them a behavior to fix. Get all the positive from them you could... GED, vocational, college credits, etc... do your time and go home. Period. I didn't have any static or problems. But I wasn't blind to the bullshit either. I was the only kid allowed to walk the campus at night. That's when you heard the real things going on...

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