Tuesday, January 18, 2005

American orphan, teen, student at Telstone Yeshiva found dead of drug overdose - Why can't we do better for our community's children?

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At 5:53 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1106018362602

Jan. 18, 2005
Yeshiva student dies of drug overdose
By ETGAR LEFKOVITS

A 19 year old American student studying at a yeshiva on the outskirts of Jerusalem was found dead Tuesday, police and yeshiva officials said.

The Jewish teen's body was discovered in the 'Neveh' institution in the Jerusalem suburb of Tellstone in what police said was an apparent drug overdose.

The name of the victim was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

A teacher at the post-high school institution, which has 60 mostly American students, said Tuesday night in a telephone interview that school officials were unaware that the victim, who was an orphan, had a "hard drug" problem.

The instructor, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a lot of the non-religious students at what he called a "pre-yeshiva institution" for overseas students take light drugs "like most young kids of our generation."

He added that when teens are found to be on hard drugs they are sent to drug rehab programs.

The victim, who was trying to get interested in religion, was a new student at the institution's one-year program, he said.

Police said that they were investigating the cause of death.

It was not immediately clear Tuesday what type of drug the teen took or where he got it from, police said.

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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1106018360548

Jan. 18, 2005
American yeshiva student found dead
By ETGAR LEFKOVITS

The body of an 18 year old American yeshiva student was found Tuesday in a yeshiva on the outskirts of Jerusalem, police said.

The Jewish teen was found dead in the Telstone Yeshiva in the Jerusalem suburb of Neveh Tzion in what police said was an apparent drug overdose.

The name of the victim was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

A yeshiva worker who answered the phone at the
principal's office Tuesday afternoon refused to
comment.

Police were investigating the cause of death.

 

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