By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle school district has agreed to pay $700,000 to the family of a high school student who said she was raped by another student on an overnight field trip to Olympic National Park.

Seattle Public Schools attorney Ron English tells The Seattle Times ( ) the district admits no liability and settled to avoid a lawsuit. The settlement still needs the approval of the school board.

A Garfield High School student who now lives out of state says she was raped by a boy on the 2012 field trip. No criminal charges were filed.

Her parents filed a complaint with the district. They say it failed to investigate properly and failed to protect their daughter from retaliation by other students after she reported the incident.


Information from: The Seattle Times,

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