WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal magistrate judge is allowing four more former cadets to join an abuse lawsuit against a Kansas military school.
The decision Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Gale brings to 11 the number of plaintiffs in the lawsuit against St. John's Military School in Salina.
Gale rejected a request to name the school's principal as a defendant. He also refused to allow a separate damage claim for alleged destruction of evidence.
Among the new plaintiffs are a Colorado boy who was branded on his arm and a Texas boy allegedly beaten for not cleaning his room.
A California boy claims he was swatted multiple times with a saber while taking a shower, and a Texas teen contends he was injured after strenuous physical training.
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