New Abuse Claims Surface At Kansas Military School

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

By ROXANA HEGEMAN
Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ More allegations of abuse at a Kansas military boarding school have been raised by parents of former cadets from across the nation. Officials of St. John's Military School in Salina strongly deny the claims.

A motion filed in federal court in Wichita seeks to add four more plaintiffs to the case against the school. The families also want to amend the lawsuit to add St. John's president as a defendant, and to add a claim that evidence was destroyed after the lawsuit was originally filed.

St. John's issued a three-page statement Wednesday denying the latest allegations of abuse. The school also says claims that it destroyed evidence are untrue.

In addition, St. John's argues that federal law prevents its president from being personally named in a civil lawsuit.


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