Lake Stevens district settles claim over drowning

Lake Stevens district settles claim over drowning

Fedrick Nifasha died after being found unconscious in the Lake Stevens High School pool, May 31, 2013.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 10:15 AM

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. -- The Lake Stevens School District paid $500,000 to settle a claim from the family of a disabled student who drowned in the swimming pool at Lake Stevens High School.

District Superintendent Amy Beth Cook said it worked with the family of Fedrick Nifasha in respectful process that provides them support.

Terms of the settlement reached in October were obtained by The Daily Herald through a public records request. Documents show the family's lawyers received $152,000 of the settlement.

Nifasha's family had immigrated from Tanzania. He was in a program that helps older students with developmental disabilities learn life skills.

He couldn't swim and couldn't speak English well. He was pulled unconscious from the pool during a physical education class in May and died a week later.

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