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Police Search For Cheshire Academy Student

February 11, 2009 by John Rook

Police are searching for a student who was attending Cheshire Academy after he was reported missing on Feb. 4.
John Ivanoff, 16, who is originally from Ohio, was last seen in Cheshire at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Ivanoff had been residing at Cheshire Academy, where he was taking courses.
According to Cheshire Police Lt. Jay Markella, neither the school nor Ivanoff’s parents are currently aware of his whereabouts, however Markella stated that police believe him to be safe.
“We have information that would indicate that he is not in any danger,” said Markella.
Ivanoff had recently been disciplined by Cheshire Academy, Markella stated, but would not disclose any specifics.
Ivanoff is 5’7” tall, weighs approximately 140 pounds and describes as having a medium build. He has brown hair, hazel eyes, and a fair complexion. He is known to frequent New Haven and also the University of Connecticut Storrs campus, police stated, and he may be in the company of a female friend.
Markella asked that anyone with information about Ivanoff’s whereabouts contact the Cheshire Police Department at (203) 271-5500.


Cheshire Academy Student

October 26, 2010 by concerned, 6 years 22 weeks ago
Comment: 463

Unfortunately, the behavior of an individual as a minor often gives society a glimpse of what that person may someday grow to become. In the case of many young adults who make poor choices, we often excuse the behavior as that of impulsive youth. Strikingly however, a large number of youth who begin criminal behaviors at the ages of 14, 15, and 16, develop into full-fledged criminals with which our society must contend. There are many victims ahead who may accidently cross paths with these teens who grow to become hardened criminals. It is also frustrating that the crimes these people engage in before they turn 18 years of age, are "excused" and "forgotten" by our justice system. At age 18, these individuals have a clean slate and can start anew terrorizing our world. I have no mercy for individuals "dabling" in drugs, theft, rape and kidnapping just because they are teens.

Missing 16 year old

February 15, 2009 by burban (not verified), 8 years 6 weeks ago
Comment: 7

This youth is not unlike many teens his age. They seem to be unable to understand that discipline or having adults help correct their shortcomings and mature into a reasonable adults isn't that faraway. They run because they know what they did or going to do is wrong, unacceptable, unethical or immoral, but they still want to because they are impulsed by emotions, hormones rather then logic to convey what they're thinking. To achieve their goal of independence, to be uninhabited, free! They venture out on their own. After that taste of freedom, reality hits them that they are not accomplished enough to make their own way in society. They still need help in being civilized. They steal, deceive, ask strangers to help them. Criminals use them in all ways and they find themselves tricked or fooled. Hopefully, this brings them back home. Home where there's a clean bed to sleep, good food, warmth physically, emotionally and intelligently. How much damage have they caused for themselves and for loved ones? Who's fault is it? Chalk it up and pray for comfort and their safety.

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