District settles sex crimes suit


January 8, 2020 - 9:25 AM

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $165,000 settlement between a large suburban Kansas City school district and a student who was sexually assaulted by a middle school classmate.

The Shawnee Mission School District in Johnson County, Kansas, agreed to settle  in September, but the amount wasn’t disclosed until it was approved this week, The Kansas City Star reports.

The lawsuit alleged that school officials didn’t act when a male student was repeatedly accused of sexual offenses before he assaulted the victim in 2017 in an eighth-grade study hall at Westridge Middle School.

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