School District Lawsuit Settled

According to a recent report a lawsuit filed against a school district over the abuse of a school student has been settled. The report indicates that federal and civil lawsuits that were filed against the Carroll Community School District were settled for one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

The lawsuits were filed by family members of a boy that was allegedly sexually abused by a former teacher at the middle school, Robert Rogers. The lawsuits had claimed that the school district was aware of the inappropriate behaviour from Rogers, but did not warn authorities or the boy’s family.

The former teacher has since been sentenced to ten years in prison for third degree sexual abuse, and five years for sexual exploitation. The settlement figure of one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars is to be jointly paid by the school district and its insurance firm.

Although the lawsuit has now been settles court papers indicate that the district’s decision to settle is not an admission of guilt. It will also not stop the family of the boy from filing a civil lawsuit against Rogers.

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