Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Seattle School Board votes to settle sexual-assault case for $700,000

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle School Board has voted to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit from the family of a girl who was sexually assaulted at Roosevelt High School by a registered sex offender.

School Board member Michael DeBell told KIRO the board settled to prevent the case from going to court.

The 14-year-old freshman was assaulted in May of 2010 in a restroom by an 18-year-old student who had been classified as a Level 2 sex offender. He was sentenced to a year in jail.

By law, the school staff was told he was a sex offender, but not students or parents.  The family said the school failed to adequately supervise the 18-year-old and had claimed $4 million in damages.

Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: registered sex offender, Seattle schoo board, Sexual assault

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►