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Denmark

#1 Nov 30, 2008
To All Concerned,
In 2007 Faith Academy located in the Village of Faith church at 1070 Portion Road in Farmingville closed down. Pastor Dan Cotrone is in negotiations with Windwood Meadow to relocate The Lake Grove School there. The Lake Grove is an ED-1, ED-2 school which means they house students with Severe Acting Out Behavior and Fragile/ Psychiatric. The Federal Government, at least 2 state agencies, an Attorney General and others have investigated different Windwood Meadow schools. Because The Lake Grove is a boarding school, kids from 7th – 12th grade that should be in a juvenal delinquency center are going to be roaming Farmingville. One of the problems cited with these schools was a severe lack of supervision. Below I’ve included some quotes from a Topix page sparked by an incident of a bomb threat at The Lake Grove.
Sincerely,
Collegebound
From Topix:
Lake Grove, NY
Arrest made in Lake Grove school bomb threat case
A high school student at the Lake Grove School was arrested Thursday after she made bomb threats to the school the previous day, Suffolk police said.
“ I do because I used to work there! The public schools "can't" deal with them because they belong in jail! These kids don't respond to any program in the public system. That's what got them kicked out in the first place. Some of them have assaulted teachers, other citizens, robbed stores and houses, sexually assaulted their own siblings...among other things to get them to that school in the first place. Sometimes the police would bring them in handcuffs, unlock them and hand us their duffel bag and drive off. These are not poor, misunderstood kids. A lot of them used to come from the NYC school system and not Long Island. Maybe that has changed now with some of the other changes they have made. But, they would go AWOL, break into houses, shoplift at the mall which is on the corner, and wreak havoc. The neighbors are right! I was glad I didn't live near there! They have been talking about moving the school for years, but like the other writer mentioned, who would want them? The other towns all fight it. One thing I can say, though, is that the staff work hard and have to deal with a lot and are not properly compensated for it!! That is a dedicated staff!!”
“has anyone ever seen what the kids in this school look like? It's like Harlem moved to the suburbs.”
“I live near the school and it is a badly manager, dangerous place. Several administrators have been fired for cause, and teens roam the local streets and stores, causing problems and true city ugliness in this otherwise nice surburban area.”
“The truth is these kids are criminals from NYC who are too young to enter the NYC penal system. The City of New York pays to house these kids here. The people of our town have had meetings and tried to get the school closed down. Every time they try to relocate, that new town fights back. The owner burned down the gym several years ago, then sold the vacant land to build new houses. Totally corrupt and totally out of control. These derelict kids run away from the school on a regular basis. They are a threat to our town...but as long as the owner gets his paycheck from NYC, he doesn't care.”
guest

White Plains, NY

#2 Dec 6, 2008
Put this on the Sachemunspun.com board. Many of the people that live around this church go to Sachem and would be livid to hear about this> I came across this by accident and I'm not thrilled about it at all.
Guest

Denmark

#3 Dec 8, 2008
Pastor Cotrone is a crook. The last year the school was open he ran a fundraiser to build a new gym, make the sanctuary bigger, put on a new roof and a bunch of other stuff and then in the middle of June he tells everyone he’s closing the school. Nobody could figure out why he waited till the middle of June to tell everyone he was closing the school. Now we know it was because the money was really for his daughters wedding and their honeymoon. His daughter got married in May and then the fundraising just stopped, he removed the fake plans from the sanctuary and didn’t say another word about it. He let as much time pass as he could so no one would put it together. He also raised money from the church to help pay for tuition still owed to the school. Then he treats his whole family to a week in the Caribbean. He ought to be locked up. “You Fail”, well he did.
Former Abused

Bronx, NY

#4 Feb 27, 2009
Guest wrote:
Pastor Cotrone is a crook. The last year the school was open he ran a fundraiser to build a new gym, make the sanctuary bigger, put on a new roof and a bunch of other stuff and then in the middle of June he tells everyone he’s closing the school. Nobody could figure out why he waited till the middle of June to tell everyone he was closing the school. Now we know it was because the money was really for his daughters wedding and their honeymoon. His daughter got married in May and then the fundraising just stopped, he removed the fake plans from the sanctuary and didn’t say another word about it. He let as much time pass as he could so no one would put it together. He also raised money from the church to help pay for tuition still owed to the school. Then he treats his whole family to a week in the Caribbean. He ought to be locked up.“You Fail”, well he did.
I am glad to see someone with their eyes open. I still feel bad for all of dan's followers. If they put as much effort into their relationship with God as they do with trying to impress P.D.
they would truly experience the goodness of God.
Former Abused

Bronx, NY

#5 Feb 27, 2009
I am glad to see someone with their eyes open. I still feel bad for all of dan's followers. If they put as much effort into their relationship with God as they do with trying to impress P.D.
they would truly experience the goodness of God.
Guest

Bronx, NY

#6 Feb 27, 2009
The owed tuition money was paid out of his and his sons own pockets so he said. So the fund raisers were to rebuild their bank accounts. Shame on you P.D.
Viper

Brentwood, NY

#7 May 1, 2009
I work at the Lake Grove School. These kids need our help. Some are from broken families and have no direction in life. For some of you with problematic kids of your own, you should use this as an example to them to scare them straight. I hope that this never happens to your children but what if it does? We are not living ina perfect society.
Hollywood

Coram, NY

#8 May 5, 2009
To all that read this just want to let you know I used to work at the Grove and yes sometimes the students get out of control and the same happens in public school. I saw more fights in public school then at the LGS. There also bomb threats at other schools and colleges and you say that these people are normal. Yes these kids are troubled but for the most part, they just need to be shown the proper way and need encouragement. It is easier to critized then to help, I have seen some of these kids turn around and go to college and make something of themselves. The staff there are underpaid for the work that they do, and we know that certain people are over paid and do absolutely nothing. Example Claude 500,000 to run school just toooooooo much
Gambit

Brentwood, NY

#9 May 5, 2009
Hollywood wrote:
To all that read this just want to let you know I used to work at the Grove and yes sometimes the students get out of control and the same happens in public school. I saw more fights in public school then at the LGS. There also bomb threats at other schools and colleges and you say that these people are normal. Yes these kids are troubled but for the most part, they just need to be shown the proper way and need encouragement. It is easier to critized then to help, I have seen some of these kids turn around and go to college and make something of themselves. The staff there are underpaid for the work that they do, and we know that certain people are over paid and do absolutely nothing. Example Claude 500,000 to run school just toooooooo much
There seems to be alot of people at the Lake Grove School who are overpaid and under trained. For Instance the moron who runs maintenance should take a 50% salary reduction for he knows not what he is doing and relies on the rest of his personnel to "get him over"
Hollywood

Selden, NY

#10 May 7, 2009
Gambit is this the same moron who was a TA in the education dept that would let everyone else do the work an would be in the area and just watching when he should be helping with the kids. The same person who tells everyone he knows how to do everything but does not or know how to do it.
Gambit

Brentwood, NY

#11 May 9, 2009
You are a moron! Do your homework stiff.
Viper

Brentwood, NY

#12 May 9, 2009
Common the maintenance dept has a thankless job. These kids break and break and who do you think puts humpty dumpty back together again certainly not you hollywood.
Viper

Brentwood, NY

#13 May 9, 2009
Oh yeah to all you "newspaper readers" that sit on your duffs while the kids run rampid in the class start looking for new employment Arnett knows who you are I think the terminology is "DEAD WOOD"
the eyes are watching

Selden, NY

#14 May 11, 2009
can you say stealing overtime, or skimming off the top, or how about kick backs from your vendors it must be good being the king.
forest gump

Brentwood, NY

#15 May 11, 2009
Stupid is what stupid was
Gambit

Brentwood, NY

#16 May 12, 2009
Hollywood wrote:
Gambit is this the same moron who was a TA in the education dept that would let everyone else do the work an would be in the area and just watching when he should be helping with the kids. The same person who tells everyone he knows how to do everything but does not or know how to do it.
You got it!
Hollywood

Hicksville, NY

#17 May 12, 2009
I can see it now he sits around and does nothing feel sorry for the guys that do work. The place is probably falling apart
Gambit

Brentwood, NY

#18 May 14, 2009
Hollywood wrote:
I can see it now he sits around and does nothing feel sorry for the guys that do work. The place is probably falling apart
You ain't kiddin. People love to pat themselves on da back. More like a knife goin to others.
Guest

Selden, NY

#19 May 14, 2009
Sounds like your school is so screwed up especially with that moron. If the moron is stealing overtime, is he related to Cotrone
Hollywood

Selden, NY

#20 May 14, 2009
DOES THIS GUY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO I IN TEAM iguess somethings never change

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