Teen who impregnated teacher gets $6M from district
(NEWSER) – A former student who impregnated a California high-school teacher received a $6 million settlement from the school district Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The victim’s attorney, Vince Finaldi, says it’s the largest child sexual abuse settlement against a public entity in U.S. history, reports the Redlands Daily Facts. “That number didn’t get there by accident,” Finaldi says. He says that the Redlands Unified School District knew that Laura Whitehurst was sexually abusing students and did nothing about it and thus the district had no choice but to settle. A spokesperson for the district denies it knew anything about the abuse and says the district wanted to avoid further costly legal battles, KABC reports.
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