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Last Chance High (Episode 3)

Montreal

by VICE News
Apr 18 2014, 3:40pm

On Chicago's West Side, there is a school for the city's most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore's classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

In Episode Three, Montreal "Spanky" Almond reveals some of the trauma that may have caused him to lose his voice, and endure endless bullying. Coach Williams reaches out hoping to make a difference in the boy's life.