John Sweeney speaks to reporters Monday during a news conference at his lawyer's office in Boston. Sweeney says in a lawsuit filed against the Fessenden School that he was drugged and raped in his dorm room by the assistant headmaster when he was 11 years old. Credit: Alanna Durkin Richer | AP

BOSTON — Two former Massachusetts boarding school students who say they were sexually abused by employees in the 1960s and 1970s have filed a lawsuit.

John Sweeney says he was drugged and raped in his dorm room by then-assistant headmaster Arthur Clarridge when he was 11 years old at the Fessenden School.

Sweeney told reporters Monday that he wants Fessenden to “come out and tell the truth.”

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Clarridge denied Sweeney’s accusation in a 2016 Boston Globe story . He died last month at the age of 90.

More than a dozen others who say they were abused by Fessenden employees between 1963 and 1997 have settled with the school.

The Fessenden School said in a statement that it has worked “to openly, honestly, and compassionately approach claims of abuse by former students.”

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