BOSTON (AP) — An advocacy organization for people with disabilities has released a report alleging a Massachusetts school for children and young adults with psychiatric issues has failed to prevent and properly respond to student suicide attempts and other acts of self-harm.

The Disability Law Center’s report on the Chamberlain International School in Middleboro says the school has also failed to investigate and stop bullying and claims that some staff members have verbally harassed students.

A lawyer for the school says it provides a therapeutic environment for students and helps many of them turn their lives around. He says there is no basis to believe there is systemic abuse at the school.

Chamberlain is a nonprofit day and residential private school serving about 100 students with educational and psychiatric needs.

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