If only I had video of all of you at Mountain Park. How many times you stood up and said how God changed your life. Your testimonies would always start with what you were like prior, and how you would probally be dead if not for being sent to Mountain Park. It is however so obvious how most of you never realy changed. You played a game during your time there, and thats why it was so hard on you. You may look back and see a year or so of your life that you will never get over, but it was a year you were alive. You place blame on the staff for the guy died, but it wasnt the staff who killed him. It was someone just like you, a narsistic imature kid, who thought he was above the law. Why dont you do some research, find out what hole he is sitting in, and go talk to him. I'll bet he would do anything to be back at Mountain Park right now.
The point is Mountain Park didnt come out and kidnap you. You were taken there by or because of your parents. So if you have any one to blame its your parents. Blame them for not teaching you disipline earlier in life.
As for me, I can to this day say that Mountain Park saved My life. I spent enough time there to mature and learn that my actions have consequences. It allowed me to finish high school. The discipline I learned helped to quickly advance my position in the Army, becoming a Warrent Officer in less than two years from my enlistment date. This all has led to acomplishing my childhood dreams of becoming pilot. Although all of those things are great, the most important thing that Mountain Park did was to teach a guy named Rob how to lead someone to Christ. If not for that everything else was in vain.