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    Police are investigating allegations that a staff member at the Boys and Girls Club in Dudley, Massachusetts, assaulted students.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017)

    Police are investigating a possible assault at the Boys and Girls Club in Dudley, Massachusetts.

    According to police, a staff member is accused of assaulting students.

    The phone call came from inside this building.

    The call from a 12-year-old — her voice full of panic.

    When a 12-year-old girl called her grandmother Tuesday, Stacey Lundy-Teixeira was shocked at what she heard.

    Her granddaughter says a staff member, smelling of alcohol, walked up to her.

    "He pulled her hair, told her he was going to smack the braces off her face," Lundy-Teixeira said.

    The girl went on, telling her grandmother the staff member also told several children, aged 6 and 7, they had to give him a hug and a kiss if they wanted a cookie.

    "My heart breaks for all the children that have been there," Lundy-Teixeira said.

    In a statement, the Boys and Girls Club says it fired the staffer and called Dudley Police, who are investigating and conducting interviews.

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