Many men who attended the school in their youth and have spoken with The Star over the past two years said they were subjected to physical restraints, extreme workouts, long days of manual labor, and food and water withheld as punishment. And, they said, students endured constant berating and mind games, and some were physically and sexually abused by staff and other youth.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Current students at Agape Boarding School told Missouri child welfare workers in recent days about extensive ongoing abuse that boys are enduring, according to a proposed petition included in a court motion filed Monday. One boy, according to students who spoke with Missouri Children's Division employees, was handcuffed for two weeks.
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