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Three Highlands Youth Academy administrators arrested for running abusive program

Three former high-level administrators at Highlands Youth Academy have been arrested, charged with running a program steeped in abusive treatment of youths, cover-ups and illicit sex between staff and detainees.

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Three Highlands Youth Academy administrators arrested for running abusive program

Three former high-level administrators at Highlands Youth Academy have been arrested, charged with running a program steeped in abusive treatment of youths, cover-ups and illicit sex between staff and detainees.
Scott Wheeler The Lakeland Ledger
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Three Highlands Youth Academy administrators arrested for running abusive program

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