BEND, Ore. -- A lawsuit against a tough love school for troubled teens that operated for more than 20 years in Crook County will be tried in Prineville.

The Bulletin in Bend reports the Mount Bachelor Academy 26 miles east of Prineville closed in 2009 after a state investigation revealed students were subjected to sexual harassment and emotional abuse.

The original complaint, brought by nine former students, was filed in July, and in August, eight more former students were added to the lawsuit. A judge on Thursday approved the change of venue from Portland.

On Wednesday, lawyers filed a second lawsuit against the school, representing 14 more former students. Many of the details in the two lawsuits are similar.

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