- Associated Press - Friday, March 10, 2017

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania school district is paying $80,000 to settle a lawsuit by the mother of a boy who drowned after a high school swimming class.

The (Allentown) Morning Call (https://bit.ly/2mPgIWt ) reports an attorney for the estate of Juanya (WAHN’-yah) Spady filed settlement documents Thursday in U.S. District Court, Allentown.

Spacy was a 15-year-old 10th grader at Liberty High School when he died from an unusual condition known as delayed drowning. That happens when someone inhales water while swimming, but isn’t stricken for hours later.

Federal courts had refused the Bethlehem School District’s request to throw out the lawsuit, but all other defendants - including the teacher overseeing the class - had previously been dismissed from the case.

According to the documents, $50,000 will go to Spady’s estate and $30,000 to its attorneys.


Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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