CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging widespread abuse at a now-closed northern West Virginia boarding school has been settled for $52 million.
The lawsuit was filed by 29 students of the former Miracle Meadows School in Salem in 2017.READ MORE: Troy Polamalu Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Hall Of Fame Enshrinement
News outlets report it was settled late last month.
According to a statement from one of the law firms representing the plaintiffs, the abuse included students being chained and shackled to beds, sexually assaulted, starved and beaten.READ MORE: Report: Pa. Has At Least An $8 Billion Annual Funding Deficit, Proposes To Replace Gas Tax
Miracle Meadows shut down after its state-recognized education status was revoked in August 2014.
The school’s former director was sentenced in 2016 to six months in jail after pleading guilty to child neglect charges.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Visits East Liberty To Promote Affordable Health Care
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