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South Dakota boarding school lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit alleging abuse at the St. Joseph Indian School in South Dakota has been dismissed but will likely be refiled.

Twenty former students sued the school, saying they suffered mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. They plan to name additional defendants when they refile the case.

The lawsuit was filed by the lawyers who handled the $25 billion Bureau of Indian Affairs abuse case that was dismissed last year. A federal judge said the plaintiffs should have first asked the BIA to address their complaints.

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Indian school case dismissed (AP 7/18)

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