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Teen’s Death Is Investigated By Dept. Of Juvenile Justice

Zy’kiria Bell


    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has shut down Lake Academy, a residential treatment program meant to help troubled teens, just days after local media reported on the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a teenage girl who was staying at the Academy.

     Earlier this month, Zy’kiria Bell died while in state custody at Lake Academy, where she was sent for behavioral issues.

       The residential arm of the Department of Juvenile Justice is currently onsite and the DJJ Office of Inspector General is currently conducting a full and comprehensive investigation.

     The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has also launched an investigation into the tragic death of the teen.

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