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CCSD paying $2M settlement

Sept. 1, 2022

CCSD paying $2M settlement

The leadership of Chesterfield County School District has agreed to pay a $2 million settlement in a lawsuit filed in 2019 against CCSD involving a special needs child who was assaulted by another student on a school bus in November 2018. The S.C. Department of Education also agreed to pay an additional $187,500 to the aggrieved party in the same case.

The Wukela Law Firm of Florence and the McLeod & Ruffner Law Firm of Cheraw represented the aggrieved party in this lawsuit.

David Duff, of the Columbia-based law firm of Duff, Freeman and Lyon LLC, representing CCSD issued this statement: “The district is thankful that this lawsuit, resulting from a tragic, unfortunate and unexpected occurrence has been resolved. We certainly regret deeply that this child suffered. We do not agree or accept the characterization of the case by the family’s attorneys, the degree of fault on the district’s part or of its superintendent at the time, Dr. Harrison Goodwin, who served our district and community honorably and well during his tenure in Chesterfield County.”

More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become available.

Read the full account in the Sept. 7 issue of The Link.



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