Nashville schools settle sex assault lawsuit


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Metro Nashville school system will
pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit over a boy who was sexually
assaulted on a special education bus.
The Tennessean reported school board members approved the
payment Tuesday, settling a suit brought by the parents of a boy
who was 9 when the assault occurred in 2007. Records show a
19-year-old student with behavioral problems forced the act.
At the time, the school system had only 15 monitors on 217
special education buses.
Schools spokeswoman Olivia Brown said there are now monitors on
all special education buses.