Parents would expect their kids to be safe from harm at a christian boarding school but at one Alabama school reports state otherwise. A number of children have come out to speak against Dr. Jack Patterson who is the founder of Reclamation Ranch Christian Boarding school in Blount County, Alabama. He’s been accused of beating and torturing several children at the school and is set to go on trial March 10, 2010.
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According to EURWEB:
*Dr. Jack Patterson, founder of the Christian boarding school, Reclamation Ranch, goes on trial for aggravated child abuse March 10 in Blount County Alabama.
The trial comes two years after a 17-year-old male resident came forward with charges of severe abuse, torture and beating.
“The search by law enforcement and the questioning of involved minors yielded corroboration of the original allegations and evidence of other instances of mistreatment,” said Blount County District Attorney Tommy Rountree, in a Birmingham News article. One report said investigators seized handcuffs and shackles from the facility, and as the clip mentions handguns and rifles were also present.
Ultimately, eleven juvenile boys were sent home from Reclamation Ranch pending the outcome of the investigation. Jack Patterson was at the courthouse when Alabama Circuit Court Judge Steve King made the ruling. He wasn’t alone – about 200 of his supporters came out that day. A handful of those gathered, according to the Birmingham News, blew Dr. Jack kisses as he looked down from a second story window