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Fate of Bill about Religious Boarding Schools is Unclear in Missouri Senate

Missouri State Capitol. Photo by Office of Administration, Commissioner's Office.

The fate of a bill about religious boarding schools is unclear in the Missouri Senate. A Senate committee is considering the proposal that would allow the state to keep tabs on the schools. For years, students at some of these places have allegedly been beaten, raped, starved, restrained, and isolated. State Senate President of Dave Schatz (shots) says the allegations are a topic of conversation.

Representatives Rudy Veit (veet) and Keri Ingle are sponsoring legislation that would require background checks for all employees and the schools must notify the state of their existence. The measure would also give the Missouri Department of Social Services and courts more power to investigate child abuse in the schools.

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