Read the police report for the 17-year-old injured at Scientology's 'Flag' building - 2017-11-04
On October 19, Tracey McManus at the Tampa Bay Times revealed that a somewhat strange thing had happened at Scientology's vaunted "Flag Building" — more colloquially known as the "Super Power Building," which opened in 2013 after some two decades of fundraising and construction.
The building includes the space age coolness of the fifth floor "Perceptics" stations, as well as a huge running track on the sixth floor, and elaborate personal office space for Scientology leader David Miscavige on its seventh and top floor.
McManus reported that on Sunday, October 15, a 17-year-old girl from Mexico suffered a head injury in the building, and there were a lot of questions about the way Scientology had handled it. The girl was in the country by herself, and her parents were in Mexico. Although her injury was serious enough to need hospitalization, the Scientologists on the scene had not called 911, but instead had decided to drive her to a hospital themselves. And they had bypassed the closest medical facility, Morton Plant Hospital, to go to one several miles farther, Largo Medical Center. (This, of course, reminded us of one of Scientology's worst debacles in its history, the death of Lisa McPherson.)