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January 7, 2014
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The Antioch School Board approved a settlement of Eight Million dollars.
Parents of the eight victims alleged that the special education teacher slapped, pinched, and verbally abused her students. The Antioch, CA school administrators failed to report abuse suspicions to the authorities.
Some of the students were nonverbal children with autism in a Kindergarten class.
The parents sued the district and five current and former employees.
This appears to be the largest special ed settlement ever, having surpassed Steven Wyner's Manhattan Beach $6.7 Million case.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate learn more about the case, the parents concerns, and the failure of school administrators and staff that resulted in an $8 million settlement.