Local authorities are investigating the death of a 17-year-old student at Lakeland Girls Academy, a faith-based, therapeutic school for teens, News Channel 8 reports. Naomi Wood of Vermont received no medical treatment despite chronic stomach pains, according to a report from the Florida Department of Children and Families that verified findings of “inadequate supervision and medical neglect.” The academy has changed medical procedures since the incident, the report noted. | Fox 13 News coverage | The DCF report, which we linked to earlier, is no longer available.

Source: News Channel 8

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