Paris Headed to Posh School for Troubled Kids

Jackson not ready to go home, family fears

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 8, 2013 9:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – The next stop for Paris Jackson, who is currently still at UCLA Hospital following her suicide attempt: Diamond Ranch Academy, a treatment center/boarding school in Utah for troubled kids. Mother Debbie Rowe and grandmother Katherine Jackson don't think the 15-year-old is ready to go home, and they also want to keep her from social media and tabloid reports about her struggles. A security team is being put in place at the ranch, reports the Sun, which describes it as a "$10 million" facility, though it's not clear exactly what that means.

Paris "was in a terrible state and her family know it would not take much to tip her over the edge again," says a source. "They are terrified she will have a major relapse if she has access to Twitter and the Internet again—especially with all the shocking information that is coming out in the AEG wrongful death court case" related to dad Michael Jackson. Diamond Ranch Academy specializes in treating depression and grief. Meanwhile, Paris' brother Prince is at his own renowned school—he just earned his Jiu Jitsu blue belt at Beverly Hills' "legendary" Gracie Academy, TMZ reports.

This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson, during the hand and footprint ceremony honoring her father at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson, during the hand and footprint ceremony honoring her father at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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