School district to pay $1.75M after boy restrained, injured

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jefferson County Public Schools will pay $1.75 million to the family of a student who suffered two fractured legs after being physically restrained by a teaching assistant.

JCPS spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin tells the Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/24bmaxu ) that the matter was resolved within the past two weeks. The family has not filed a lawsuit in the case.

The incident occurred in Nov. 2014 at the Binet School, which educates children with disabilities. Teaching assistant Sherman Williams says the boy was being disruptive and Williams felt it necessary to restrain him.

The boy, who has autism, suffered two fractured femurs and spent a week in the intensive care unit following the incident.

Citing school records, the newspaper reports that school officials found no evidence that Williams used excessive force during the incident.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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