The lawsuit was filed by 29 students of the former Miracle Meadows School in Salem in 2017.

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.

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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.

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Miracle Meadows shut down after its state-recognized education status was revoked in August 2014.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.

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