Allegations of Abuse Lead to 5 Arrests at Mass. School

The arrests came less than a month after the allegations of abuse were made.

Five people were arrested when police executed a search warrant on a private Massachusetts residential school Jan. 30.

The warrant was attained after allegations of physical and emotional abuse at the Eagleton School, which treats boys and young men with behavioral problems and autism, according to

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Brian Puntin, 47, Peter Meadow, 51, James Swift, 54, Juan Pablo Lopez-Lucas, 34, and Debra Davis, 41, were arrested as part of the federal investigation, which began earlier this month.

Puntin, Meadow, Swift and Lopez-Lucas were charged with assault and battery on a disabled person. Davis was charged with intimidation and obstruction of justice. All five were released on personal recognizance.

Around 50 local, state and federal police officers took part in the raid, which officials said was carried out without disrupting school operations or violating student privacy.

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