Olympia School District insurer to pay girl $1.2MJanuary 15, 2014 @ 8:36 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An insurer for the Olympia, Wash., School District has tentatively agreed to pay $1.2 million to a former kindergarten student molested in 2010 by a former Olympia school bus driver.
The Olympian reports ( http://is.gd/q1qRFL) that former driver Gary Schafer was sentenced to 14 1/2 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting three girls on Olympia school buses. The three include a then-5-year-old girl whose civil case was settled Tuesday.
Shafer's two other minor victims secured cash awards after lawsuits.
In September 2012, a jury ordered the Olympia district to pay a third victim $1.4 million after finding the district was negligent and failed to properly supervise Shafer.
On Tuesday, Olympia School District spokeswoman Rebecca Japhet confirmed the tentative $1.2 million settlement for the former Garfield Elementary kindergartener, now 8. Japhet says the district "has put measures in place to enhance student and staff safety" on the buses.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Flight of Her Life
Julie Spencer went from her father's funeral to the state championship in the same day
Engineers have discovered new cracks and movement on Seattle's viaduct
A Tacoma furniture store writes the checks for Percy Harvin's Super Bowl kick return
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.