JCPS to pay $1.75 million to family of autistic student who suffered broken legs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jefferson County Public Schools will pay $1.75 million to the family of a student who sustained two fractured legs after being physically restrained by a teaching assistant, according to a spokesperson for the district.
Spokeswoman Allison Martin could not say if the money had already been paid, but she did confirm the agreed-upon amount, and that the family had not filed a lawsuit.
The incident in question happened in Nov. 2014 at the Binet School, at the corner of Meadow Drive and Goldsmith Lane. The school focuses on educating children with disabilities.
Martin says a teaching assistant claimed a child with autism was being disruptive and was restrained. As a result of the restraint, the boy suffered two fractured legs.
Jefferson County Public Schools, Child Protective Services, the Louisville Metro Police Department and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office investigated the incident. None of the agencies found any wrongdoing on the part of the teaching assistant.
That teaching assistant is still employed at JCPS.