The Vail-Deane School — what was behind the verbal & psychological abuse of select students at the vail-deane school?
I just wanted to put this out there with the hope that maybe someone can answer it. The Vail-Deane School was located in Elizabeth, NJ, near The Pingry School. Pingry has been in the news lately, after being investigated, because there was a ring of child abusers who worked there, and the findings were that those abuse claims were credible. There were cowardly faculty members at Pingry who realized some bad things were happening there but kept silent.
Vail-Deane and Pingry shared several faculty members. Some would work at both or transfer from one to the other. At Vail-Deane there was also a practice of marginalizing certain students, usually the astute ones who weren't easily influenced or led. The amount of verbal and psychological abuse these kids were forced to endure was excessive and also ridiculous. They were made to feel as though something was wrong with them if they questioned anything or tried to complain about certain faculty members, including ones with substance abuse issues.
I am just wondering if something hideous was going on at Vail-Deane, too, and if the reason the savvier kids were being targeted by staff was to hush whatever that was up...After all, what kind of adults need to target children for abuse every day, unless maybe they are hiding something?