Expelled From Every Other Snake Island (Full Length 1 year ago   27:20

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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 the first episode of the eight-part original VICE News series we are introduced to two 14-year-old Montefiore students, Cortez and Crystal, who were sent to the school after violently attacking teachers. Cortez's mother blames the boy's father, who is serving a life sentence for murder. Crystal has stabbed her classmates and been caught shoplifting since arriving to Montefiore — which has left her mother on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Though the task can be overwhelming, the Montefiore staff never gives up trying to reach the city's most difficult and volatile student population.

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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.
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When that woman said life is already determined for them and shook her head I really felt that
Palmyra Arecaceae
You can see the pain in those kids faces when they're being aggressive. I can't imagine what they're going through at home. Shit makes me sad. Unbelievable that a country like the US is so underdeveloped in this area
Oh Poogers
damn nigga
Rather B Fishing
Parents should be in jail-at least ticketed!
Critical Kaden
Crystal looks like 6ix9ine
Hamborger 250
Dude is just vibin with the pencil sharpener
Nick Biddle
Holy shit I could never be a teacher
VincentDa Cool
Sadly since this was 5 years ago most of these kids are dead or in jail
Colton Zabel
These teachers need to be making at least $100,00/year....minimum.
Deedius Esquire
Hopefully he is shot dead soon
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Wtf is wrong with America lmao
Un Known
That is a jail not a school. Even the way how schools are built in US. They make you feel like u in jail.
Dream Blossom
Bus driver over here chillin while all the kids in the back are having a full on smash bros fight.
TheAsianOne WC
I thought I heard someone say I'm gay in the beginning
Brooks Was Here
6:02 *LOOK AT THE SIZE OF BIGGIE CHEESE*
Caleb Williams
These days kids get mad
over basically anything lol
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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Dusty booty hole
they had the best Royale Rumble in the back of the bus doe 😳
Jacky 334
those kids in that school are so annoying i want to knock the hell out of them
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Snake Island (Full Length Expelled From Every Other 1 year ago   28:03

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The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It's known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island, and it's the only place you will find 2,000 or so of the wholly unique golden lancehead viper, or Bothrops insularis.

When you step ashore, with a keen eye you spot one of these snakes roughly every 10 to 15 minutes after clearing the base of the island, and as many as one every six square yards in other parts of the island. This means, as you are walking through the waist-high brush, even with some good boots on, it's like walking through a minefield that moves and, instead of blowing you into chunks, slowly paralyzes you and liquefies your insides, as the golden lancehead does to the migrating birds it feeds on in the treetops.

Well, "liquefying your insides" may be a stretch, but no one knows for sure because no one bitten has lived long enough even to be admitted to a hospital, or at least none of the researchers who accompanied VICE on their journey to Snake Island owned up to that fact. Nor did the Brazilian Navy, who allowed VICE exclusive access to document their annual maintenance inspection of Snake Island's lighthouse—which has been automated ever since the 1920s, after the old lighthouse keeper ran out of food and disappeared while picking wild bananas in a small grove near the shore. According to legend, he and the members of his rescue party died one by one, all alone and in search of one another after each had been missing for some time.

The golden lancehead is so unique and its venom so potent that specimens procured by snake-smuggling "biopirates" can fetch up to $30,000 apiece on the black market (with prices going much higher depending on the location of the rich weirdo snake collector or, some have speculated, the black-market biopharmaceutical chemists attempting to beat Brazil on a patent).

Is that the craziest fucking description of a documentary you've ever heard? The answer is yes. So of course VICE's editor-in-chief, Rocco Castoro, and senior producer, Jackson Fager, had to go there and nose around for themselves. On their return they said things like:

"It was like a David Lynch movie through the prism of Satan's asshole. The anti-Galápagos. Darwin in reverse."

"[It's] cut off from the mainland and perhaps the land of a long-buried pirate treasure, according to the stories from local fishermen. But they also told us there were aliens on the island, so pretty much anything goes. It's scorched earth. It's where I would send my worst enemies to live, and I look forward to setting up a business with the Brazilian government to do just that. After the World Cup, of course."

"What I can tell you is that there are stone fucking steps hand-carved into the face of one of the prominent cliffs, all the way up. But you can't dock anywhere near there. There's also the possibility that [the venom] could be used for an anti-cancer drug, or perhaps anti-aging. Maybe it could save mankind. Whatever. They wouldn't have saved my ass."

"There are blue locusts and so many of these weird, prehistoric-looking cockroaches on the ground at night that it crunches when you walk. Place is fucked. No one is allowed there for a reason. Don't ever go."

"All that said, great shoot. Great diving, too."

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