Two new lawsuits accuse Missouri boarding school of abuse including starvation, torture
Agape Boarding School is one of four faith-based boarding schools in Cedar County in southwest Missouri. - Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two more former students are suing Agape Boarding School, with allegations including starvation and torture, bringing the total number of lawsuits to 21 since early last year. The lawsuits accuse Agape Boarding School and Agape Baptist Church, which oversees the southwest Missouri school, of negligence, infliction of emotional distress and physical abuse by staff and fellow students. One also alleges sexual abuse. The civil suits were filed last month in Cedar and Vernon counties. The men, who attended Agape Boarding School in Stockton between 2013 and 2020, are requesting j...