Deal Reached In Southern California School Lawsuit

February 1, 2014

The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a Los Angeles school has reached a tentative settlement in her wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district.

While a potential deal has been reached details aren’t being released. However, Sean Rossall, spokesman for the district’s legal office, says it appears to be a “good resolution.”

LawsuitThe school board is expected to vote in March on whether to approve the settlement.

The mother and sister of Cindi Santana sued after the 17-year-old was killed in 2011 at her South Gate high school. The sister’s part was later dismissed.

Prosecutors contend that Santana’s ex-boyfriend stabbed her during a lunchtime argument.

Twenty-year-old Abraham Lopez has pleaded not guilty to murder. He faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    How is this a "good resolution"? says:
    In spite of the school district's spokesman's comment, I fail to see how the school district should be responsible just because it was on the school grounds.
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