A 14 year old boy never came home. Carnez Boone might had his difficulties to fight in life, but adding the need to survive in a lake when no proper swimming lesson had been done before proved too much for him and he went down.
Sometime counselors believe that all children need to be pushed to they can outlive their full potential but shouldn't there be some boundaries?
Fact is that they overstepped the limit of young Mr. Boone ability to swim and that did cost him his life.
The obivious question which also should be asked is what would happen if he had said no. Would he have suffered some severe consequence as it happens in most residential programs? Would he have been set back so it would have taken longer for him to graduate?
As the exact structure of Yes Academy it not known, it is hard to say what would have been the outcome if he hadn't entered the water but some kind of fear made him jump out in the water and try to survive.
His mother is currently suing the academy but not even all money in the world can bring her boy back.
It is just one of those tragedies which should not occur.
Mom suing after son dies in summer drowning, by Jan Ransom, Philadelphia Daily News, February 5, 2011
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