2013 Rewind: Raising the alarm at ranch for troubled boys

Jan 2, 2014 Full story: Springfield News-Leader

The Stone County Sheriff's Department established a new alert system at a ranch for troubled boys that, according to its founder, has received "amazing support" since two runaways allegedly killed an elderly couple near Lampe.

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#1 Apr 17, 2014
I don't know what fantasy land Owner Ken Ortman lives in, by everyone I spoke with IN THE SAME COMMUNITY wants that Boys Ranch SHUT DOWN !
That LUC Boys Ranch has way too much bad history to try and sugar coat anything now.
Also if everyone calls it escaping.... Shouldn't the facility have a fence with guards LIKE EVERY OTHER JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER ???
guest

United States

#2 Apr 17, 2014
Apparently LUC is good enough at what it does to continue providing services year in and year out for decades now.

And it's not a juvenile detention center Billfo. It's a ranch for troubled boys.

Let me clearly state that LUC is not responsible for the murders committed by the two boys who ran away from the ranch. They chose to run away. They chose to murder the elderly couple. They were arrested. They will stand trial.

LUC is facing no legal charges from the murders because they bear no responsibility.

If you don't like LUC, move somewhere else.
Billfo

Omaha, NE

#3 Nov 15, 2014
The murders are not the only thing that has been happening there. That is just another incident in a long line since they have been open. It is all documented.
guest wrote:
Apparently LUC is good enough at what it does to continue providing services year in and year out for decades now.
And it's not a juvenile detention center Billfo. It's a ranch for troubled boys.
Let me clearly state that LUC is not responsible for the murders committed by the two boys who ran away from the ranch. They chose to run away. They chose to murder the elderly couple. They were arrested. They will stand trial.
LUC is facing no legal charges from the murders because they bear no responsibility.
If you don't like LUC, move somewhere else.

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