Lawsuit over bullying settled
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The Fargo School District has reached a $300,000 out-of-court settlement with a former student over allegations that he was repeatedly bullied by classmates.
School district attorney Tiffany L. Johnson told The Forum newspaper Wednesday that terms of the settlement include payments to the former student of $190,600 and $109,400 to his lawyer.
Johnson says the district's insurance company has paid the claim.
The lawsuit said the school district didn't properly respond to repeated complaints about the bullying and didn't do enough to punish the perpetrators. It sought unspecified damages in excess of $50,000.
The lawsuit claimed that the bullying of the unidentified student, now 21, began in grade school.