Glen Mills Schools Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit Amid Abuse, Cover-Ups Allegations

Steve Tawa, KYW News Radio •

Four former Glen Mills students head the class-action lawsuit filed in federal court.

“We are seeking a minimum of $10 million,” said Marsha Levick, chief legal officer of the Juvenile Law Center.

She alleged boys housed at Glen Mills "were subjected to extreme [conditions> and sustained physical and psychological abuse." She said they were "deprived of an education" and their constitutional rights were violated.

“The Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, and the Fourteenth Amendment provides a similar kind of protection through a substantive due process analysis,” she said.

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.