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Pre-army academy that organized fatal hike closing for a year to ‘reorganize’

The Bnei Zion pre-military academy, whose 10 students were killed in a flash flood in April, will not re-open its doors next academic year, Channel 10 reports.

The academy will take that time “reorganize and take responsibility” after the tragedy. Yesterday, all members of Bnei Zion’s board of directors resigned.

Last month, police recommended that Bnei Zion’s counselor, Aviv Bardichev, be indicted for manslaughter, while academy director Yuval Kahan — who has since resigned — be charged with the lesser offense of negligent homicide.

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