A Washington jury has awarded $1.4 million to the family of a girl molested by a former Olympia School District bus driver.
The Olympian reported that the jury found the school district negligent in not preventing abuse. The girl was one of three kindergarten-age girls molested in 2010 by 33-year-old Gary Shafer, who was sentenced to at least 14 years in prison for sexually assault.
The district had argued that Shafer was riding as a “helper” on the way home from Centennial Elementary School in late December 2010 to learn the route.
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