A Pennsylvania school district has reached a settlement with a former student who accused officials of failing to investigate accusations of assaults by a teacher.
The woman said she was a 17-year-old student at Plum Senior High School when Joseph Ruggieri began a sexual relationship with her.
Ruggieri is serving a two- to five-year prison term after pleading guilty last year in Allegheny County to institutional sex assault and corruption of minors.
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Court documents filed Thursday indicate that the Plum Borough School District reached a settlement in her lawsuit.
Another student filed a lawsuit in January. Two other former district teachers are also serving prison sentences.
A grand jury last year concluded that administrators turned "a blind eye to obvious signs of teacher misconduct" but didn't recommend criminal charges.