The Szczecin prosecutor’s office is investigating cases concerning the Youth Educational Center in Renice (West Pomeranian Voivodeship). Violence was supposed to take place there over the years. The inspection in the facility was commissioned by, among others, Minister Przemysław Czarnek.
The situation in the Youth Educational Center in Renice near Myślibórz was described by “Wirtualna Polska”. As reported by journalists, violence was supposed to have taken place there over the years. The pupils were to be bullied not only by other charges of MOW, but also by some educators. Alicja Macugowska-Kyszka, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Szczecin, said that two proceedings are currently pending in the Prosecutor’s Office in Myslenice “related to the behavior that took place in the center”. She added that even before the publication of the report, the District Prosecutor’s Office in Myślibórz had analyzed the case that was described in it. It is about a 16-year-old who in the article told, inter alia, about beating both educators and fellow-alumni of the center. Teenager broke his spine while trying to escape from MOW.
The prosecutor’s office is also analyzing cases that have ended
As Prosecutor Macugowska-Kyszka said, the prosecutor’s office in Mysybórz decided to take the case and “continue with the trial”. – This case was examined at the level of the local prosecutor’s office and it was accepted by it for conducting – so it is currently in the District Prosecutor’s Office in Szczecin – said the spokeswoman. She indicated that in this case, the reactions of educators and authorities supervising the center to the behavior that were allegedly committed by the charges of MOW and the management staff would also be examined. She added that the Szczecin district prosecutor’s office also analyzes all cases related to the incidents in the center. – The prosecutor’s office analyzes the cases that ended in the District Prosecutor’s Office in Myślibórz in terms of assessing whether the decisions ending the proceedings were justified and just – said the prosecutor Macugowska-Kyszka. She emphasized that the prosecutor’s office would decide whether they should be resumed and whether they should be recognized jointly.
Director: there is no violence in the center
The deputy director of the center did not want to talk to the TVN24 reporter in front of the camera. He admitted, however, that the 16-year-old broke his spine while trying to escape. However, he added that he did not know why this was the case. He also assured that there is no violence in the center
The case was referred to, inter alia, by Michał Woś, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice, who informed that he had commissioned a detailed vetting in the local family court and asked the National Prosecutor’s Office to transfer cases outside the Myślibórz poviat, as well as asked for a query of all discontinued cases in recent years. The inspection was also ordered by Minister Przemysław Czarnek.
“The case of the MOW in Renice is thoroughly investigated and will be resolved. Minister Przemysław Czarnek asked the West Pomeranian education superintendent to initiate an immediate inspection in this facility. The minister also ordered an inspection in all MOW in Poland” – the Ministry of Education and Science informed on Twitter. According to the ministry, the minister also commissioned an inspection of all MOWs in Poland. – In connection with the order of the Minister of Education and Science, an inspection will be carried out at YEC in Renice – said Daniel Wróbel from the Education Office in Szczecin. – The center is constantly monitored by us. We react to every signal that reaches us, we carry out checks. As a result of identified irregularities, we issue appropriate recommendations and notify competent authorities and institutions – he indicated.
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