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St. John’s Military School Facing New Lawsuit

Associated Press - April 15, 2016 5:49 pm

A Tennessee father has sued a Kansas military school alleging its failure to adequately supervise cadets led to the sexual assault of his 12-year-old son by another student.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas against St. John’s Military School, is the latest in a string of litigation that has dogged the Episcopalian boarding school in Salina.

The lawsuit stems from an accusation that in spring 2014 a grade-school boy sexually assaulted a fellow student in a dorm room.

The school says it did not learn of the accusation until a month ago, when child welfare officials, who are investigating, contacted them.

The plaintiff’s attorney says the boy did not tell anyone about the alleged assault until months later.

No criminal charges have been filed.

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