Tuesday, April 23, 2013

$5.75M settlement at deaf school

The Hawaii school for deaf and blind has agreed to pay nearly $6 million to make a class-action suit go away. A federal judge has signed off on the settlement. The parents who filed the suit said school officials knew about dozens of students being bullied, assaulted and raped, but did nothing to stop it. Lawyers will get about a million dollars of the settlement. KHON-TV has a video report that explains what happens at the school going forward to improve security (captions available).