CEO Swinkola responds to GHFC drowning incident
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An adequate staff-to-children ratio was present on Aug. 5, and trained staff believed the male juvenile had the capacity to make good decisions, said Jim Swinkola, CEO of Grandfather Home for Children, in relation to the drowning death of a male Grandfather Home student, whose body was found near the Mill Pond in Banner Elk.
The name is still being withheld of the 14-year-old male resident of Grandfather Home for Children that was found dead, according to Swinkola. Swinkola explained this decision in an interview on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
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