SEATTLE — Seattle Public Schools has agreed to pay $3,000,000 to a student who says she was sexually abused by a former coach and instructional assistant of Ballard High School, according to two law firms who represented the student.
The trial for the case was scheduled to begin June 20.
In a lawsuit filed in December 2020, the student said she was sexually abused by a female soccer coach starting in 2016, when the student was a 15-year-old sophomore at Ballard High School.
The coach was also an instructional assistant at the school, where she was assigned to work with special needs students.
The student said she was abused weekly until 2018, when allegations of her abuse were uncovered. The lawsuit claimed the school district was liable for the sexual abuse because it failed to protect her despite knowing that the coach posed a danger to her and other students.
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