Kansas district OKs $295K in case of girl stalked by teacher


November 17, 2021

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, school district secretly agreed earlier this year to pay $295,000 to the family of an Olathe elementary student who was stalked by a now-jailed former teacher.

Olathe Public Schools finalized the settlement back in May to avoid a lawsuit by the family, but kept the settlement a secret until the Kansas City Star filed an open records request that revealed it.

Although the file agreement was heavily redacted, the newspaper said the settlement was made in the case of former Olathe teacher James Loganbill, who was sentenced earlier this m...

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