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Detroit Schools To Pay $425K To Student’s Family

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DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit federal judge has ordered the cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools to pay $425,000 to the family of a special education student who had a seizure and died after being forced to walk unassisted by a school aide.

The judgment was entered Tuesday in favor of Destini Shinn’s mother, Kelli. Full payment to Shinn’s family and lawyers is due Aug. 23.

According to the suit, Vivian H. Washington pushed Destini on Aug. 29, 2008, causing her to have a seizure. It also says Washington told the girl she didn’t like her, ordering her to get up and telling her no one would help her.
Destini died four days later.

Messages were left Tuesday seeking comment from the district.

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