The answer to the question is sadly yes.
It is not the first time a former student from Paradise Cove has been involved in a murder. This time two elderly people died when the former student killed them. They were both grandparents to the former student. The former student was sentenced to 100 years.
Some of the comments in the article spoke of the death sentence and how costly it would be if he lived to serve 100 years. It is clear these posters don’t know the cost of the legal system with its tons of appeals nor the emotional toll it must take for the relatives of the victims to read about the appeals in the newspapers.
This family made a terrible mistake decades before. Instead of trusting the public system with its juvenile halls which can house 1 out of 10 students nationwide and give them street credit, they sent the grandson to Samoa to a residential treatment center which since its closure is known to have been among the most cruelest facilities in the world.
Untrained employees hired for their ability to fight, use of isolation boxes like it was a Japanese prison camp is just one of the many things this camp was known for. It is not hard to understand that there is an increased risk of boosting a mental illness which could have been discovered and treated in civilized setting. Instead the mental illness got time to settle inside the mind of some of the students making them a “time bomb”.
Could it be that this former student spent years to find out who paid for his ordeal and then decided to kill? Or did the treatment itself lay a mental basis for the former student suddenly to snap one day with terrible result?
We don’t know for now.
What we do know it that Paradise Cove was shut down when it was investigated.
What we also know is that former students of Paradise Cove has been convicted of murders or ordering them.
What we do know that there are still open schools out there who were owned by WWASP or used their curriculum.
Before you decide to use a residential treatment program then you should consider that they remain able to communicate to the world. Otherwise you or your family might suffer the consequences decades later.
- Alleged killer spent time in Paradise Cove (Whidbey News Times)
- Double murderer gets 100 years (Whidbey News Times)