Colorado school district agrees to pay $5.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuit

The school district in Aurora, Colo., that accused a former teacher of putting an anal rubbing maneuver on a student has agreed to pay $5.5 million in a settlement. Aurora Public Schools had filed a lawsuit accusing former teacher David Wiley of sexual harassment, sexual assault and other offenses stemming from the 2014 incident. According to the Associated Press, the school district said in a statement that it was deciding whether to continue the case because a videotape of the incident “only confirms the allegations made in the lawsuit.” Wiley was immediately suspended after the claim was first made and resigned shortly afterward. Documents showed that Wiley pressed his groin into the buttocks of one of his students in a classroom at Vista Vista Academy, a public elementary school, before putting his hands around the student’s throat. Wiley was one of about 80 educators fired for sexual abuse cases in Colorado last year.

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