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Originally published Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:23 AM

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Olympia School District insurer to pay girl $1.2M


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OLYMPIA (AP) -- An insurer for the Olympia, Wash., School District has tentatively agreed to pay $1.2 million to a former kindergarten student molested in 2010 by a former Olympia school bus driver.

The Olympian reports that former driver Gary Schafer was sentenced to 14 1/2 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting three girls on Olympia school buses. The three include a then-5-year-old girl whose civil case was settled Tuesday.

Shafer's two other minor victims secured cash awards after lawsuits.

In September 2012, a jury ordered the Olympia district to pay a third victim $1.4 million after finding the district was negligent and failed to properly supervise Shafer.

On Tuesday, Olympia School District spokeswoman Rebecca Japhet confirmed the tentative $1.2 million settlement for the former Garfield Elementary kindergartener, now 8. Japhet says the district "has put measures in place to enhance student and staff safety" on the buses.




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