- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts residential school to treat boys and young men with behavioral problems has been raided following allegations of physical and emotional abuse of students by school staff.

The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/20AHufR) reports that dozens of local, state and federal authorities searched the Eagleton School in Great Barrington on Saturday. Both the local police chief and prosecutor confirmed they are investigating the allegations.

Eagleton is a private residential school for boys and young men with autism and other behavioral disorders or learning disabilities. It opened in 1977.

It’s unclear when the allegations were first made. Police say their investigation began in January.

Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless hasn’t said whether any arrests have been made.

The school didn’t return a telephone message left Sunday.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com

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