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Military school asks judge to toss abuse lawsuit

April 9, 2012

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— 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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