Heartbreaking video shows moments teachers stopped class to tell students Capri Institute is shutting down

There is a new heartbreaking video showing the moment teachers at a beauty school stopped class to tell the students Capri Institute is shutting down.

News 12 Staff

Dec 17, 2021, 12:53 PM

Updated 920 days ago

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There is a new heartbreaking video showing the moment teachers at a beauty school stopped class to tell the students Capri Institute is shutting down.   
Capri Institute closed its campuses around the state without warning earlier this month and told students it was for a 30-day leave.   
Joseph Anodide, a student who graduated in October, is now speaking out about what he witnessed and what he calls red flags over the summer.  
“Halfway through the year, our distributor stopped sending color developer, perm solution, perm neutralizer, which is all stuff we need to do daily work on clients,” says Anodide.
He took video of black mold inside the school, cockroaches were seen crawling on the floor, a burned electrical socket taped over, and outside garbage bags piled up in dumpsters for three months without any pickup. 
“Crows everywhere. Who knows what other rodents were in the dumpsters?” says Anodide.
There were 239 students enrolled at the four campuses, some who paid tens of thousands of dollars for classes. A state organization is stepping in to help these students. Anodide says he came forward to fight for those left behind.
“When you spend 1,200 hours with someone, you get to know them and become a tight-knit family,” says Anodide. “I may have been graduated and fine with my license. Some people don’t, and they paid all this money in order to get their licenses. To take their money and run ... it’s unethical and immoral in my opinion.”
The New Jersey Salon and Spa Alliance is trying to place these students in salons as associates where help is needed to accrue hours toward their license.  
Multiple calls to the owners have been made with no response. Their Paramus campus is now listed for lease on a realtor website.   
Dozens of complaints have been filed to the office of the attorney general, and students are in the process of filing a class-action lawsuit against Capri.  
Multiple calls to the owners have been made with no response.   


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