That's an Expensive Lunch

The Camden School Board just signed a $120,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of three fifth-grade Hispanic children who were forced to eat lunch sitting on the floor of the Charles Sumner Elementary School because one of them spilled water on the classroom floor.

The Courier Post reports today that the Camden School Board had agreed earlier “to pay $500,000 to resolve a separate suit brought by seven other youngsters in the class. It also forked over $75,000 to the students’ teacher, who lost his job after bringing the punishment to the school board’s attention. The district has admitted no wrongdoing in the settlements.”