Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing a for-profit school for ``grossly misrepresenting the quality and scope of education'' and distorting job placement numbers while leaving students with deep debt and poor job prospects.

    The complaint filed in Plymouth Superior Court on Wednesday alleges that Brockton-based Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers Inc. made false and misleading statements in advertising, enrollment materials and on its website regarding the rate its students were able to get jobs in their field.

    Coakley says the school told those interested in training as medical assistants that virtually all students would land jobs in the field.

Prosecutors allege the school counted jobs in fast food and big box stores toward its placement percentages and students never even learned how to use a stethoscope.

The school has yet to comment. (Associated Press)