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GLEN MILLS, Pa. (CBS) – There are new demands from both city and state leaders to shut down the Glen Mills School. This comes after current and former residents have alleged routine brutality at the hands of staff members.
State representatives and City Council members at a mid-morning news conference Wednesday blasted the Delaware County facility, claiming leadership there has mishandled reports of violence and abuse of juvenile placements.
The school, in past stories on the matter, has repeatedly disputed those allegations.
Leaders are challenging state officials to launch a wide range of investigations into the facility.
“Enough is enough, and my message is directly to the administration of Glen Mills. For too long you have tried to obscure the facts, you have done everything to avoid accountability and we are going to get some accountability,” said Democrat state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, of the 181st District.
They’re also calling on the state attorney general to initiate an investigation. To do that, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office would have to refer the matter to the AG.
An email seeking comment from the district attorney was not immediately returned.