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‘I can’t breathe’: Probe under way at Glen Mills after staffer attacks boy

August 31, 2018

Nearly 40 percent of youth at Glen Mills Schools, an all-boys juvenile facility, come from Philadelphia. 2002 Photo

By Staff

It was cold in the recreation room at Glen Mills Schools, so a boy from Philadelphia pulled his arms inside his sweater, letting the sleeves hang loose.

This was “guided group” time at Glen Mills, a juvenile program, when the 30 or 40 boys sitting on couches were supposed to air grievances with each other, an effort to keep them from fighting throughout the day. Another teenager made a comment about the boy’s sleeves. A counselor named Chris Medina chimed in. The boy said he could speak for himself.

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