Hartford settles lawsuit stemming from alleged sex assault
HARTFORD — Records show a 2015 lawsuit accusing Hartford school officials of negligence in the alleged sexual assault of a special education student has been settled for $235,000.
The suit says the Hartford Public High School student was raped by another student in an unsupervised school stairwell in 2013. It says that on the day of the alleged attack, a paraprofessional who worked with the victim was absent and a teacher allowed the plaintiff to leave the classroom unsupervised.
The suit says the school was required to give the plaintiff adult supervision at all times.
The Hartford Courant reports that the plaintiff’s attorney says the settlement was reached this summer. Hartford does not admit to any wrongdoing in the case.
Hartford Public Schools didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.