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Empty Drill Academy Puts Wicomico $2 Million in the Hole

SALISBURY- The search is on for someone to take over a TROUBLED TEEN boot camp. The Wicomico County Council wants to rent out the Lower Shore Drill Academy. Council members say the county cannot afford to wait for state officials to decide what to do with the buildings.

"I think we need to now start moving to see are there other things we can do with it," said Counicl President Anthony Sarbanes. "And there are some people who have asked about it."

The state is considering a youth PROGRAM at the site but have yet to set a deadline. Running these empty buildings has put Wicomico County $2 million in the hole.

The drill academy that was under the supervision of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, closed last year after allegations of abuse surfaced there.

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