Wake Forest school suddenly closes

Millennium Academy
November 9, 2012 2:42:28 PM PST
Millennium Academy, a private school that taught students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth, suddenly shut down with no warning Tuesday.

Parents, teachers, and students all told ABC11 they were completely taken by surprise. They learned in an email from administrators that the facility was closing for financial reasons.

"I'm confused, very confused. I've been going through all the feelings, the most, I'm sad," said parent Irene Atay.

ABC11 attempted to speak to the school's founders Adriane and Sherwood Young Friday, but there was no answer when we knocked on the door of their home. The couple opened Millennium Academy in 2009.

Parents are left struggling to understand.

"We were shocked to say the least.  We were very shocked.  Dr. Young and Adriane were wonderful people. We never saw it coming, ever," offered parent Nicole Hudson.

The property owner at the former school on Capcom Avenue allowed us into the building Friday. Where there was once neat classrooms and educational equipment, there was just miscellaneous debris scattered around on the floors.

The school's website has been pulled offline.

Parents said they planned to meet Friday evening to discuss their options. Many are out hundreds - in some case thousands - in tuition money.

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