MILWAUKEE (AP) — Several parents are suing a private, military-style voucher school in Milwaukee, alleging their children were subjected to abuse and humiliating treatment when they attended a boot camp last fall.
The students at Right Step Inc., which serves low-income children, claim the treatment they were subjected to at Fort McCoy included being punched, slapped and forced to drink from a cup filled with an instructor’s spit. A complaint was filed this week in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on behalf of three parents and seven children, ranging in age from 10 to 17.
The families are suing Rebecca Fitch, CEO of Right Step, and Randy Martus, a co-founder of the school.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Fitch’s attorney says the allegations are baseless and unfounded.