Military School Asks Judge To Toss Abuse Lawsuit

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A military boarding school in Kansas is
asking a federal judge to dismiss the latest lawsuit against it.
The suit claims a culture of abuse exists at St. John's Military
School in Salina.

The lawsuit claims the school allowed higher ranking cadets to
beat and otherwise mistreat younger students.

The school is asking a judge to either dismiss the lawsuit or
order arbitration of the dispute.

St. John's officials filed several documents in the case Friday.
In one motion, the school asked that an x-ray of a student's broken
leg and a photograph of a gagged, blindfolded and bound cadet be
removed from public record. St. John's claims the cadet posed for
the photograph and complains about media coverage of the photo.

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