Pa. district settles suit over student sex attacks

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - July 17, 2012

Allentown School District settled with the four plaintiffs on Monday, a day before their case was to go to trial before a federal judge in Philadelphia.

A judge had called the district's response to alleged abuse by a 12-year-old student with a history of sexual misconduct was "wholly inadequate." The suit said that boy cornered first- and second-grade students in Central Elementary School bathrooms and assaulted them.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs says the settlement ensures the victims don't have to relive their experiences.

The assailant was adjudicated delinquent on juvenile charges related to a 2004 assault.

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