- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - School officials in Hampton have settled a lawsuit filed by the family of a special needs student who says she was assaulted at Kecoughtan High School in 2013.

In March 2014, the student’s parents sued the public schools and several workers for $7.5 million. The lawsuit accused them of “gross negligence” and staffing shortages that resulted in the alleged assault.

The student was assaulted by another student after being left alone in a classroom.

The Daily Press (https://bit.ly/1N5meIT ) reports that attorneys for the school system and the student’s family asked a Circuit Court judge to seal the agreement.

The judge agreed, meaning that terms of the settlement will remain secret.



Meantime, the student accused in her assault is scheduled for trial next week.

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Information from: Daily Press, https://www.dailypress.com/

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