05/02/2012 09:23 am ET

DPS To Pay $425,000 In Special Ed Death Lawsuit

By Robert Snell

Detroit Public Schools will pay $425,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a deceased special education student.

The 9-year-old girl's mother sued in 2009, alleging her daughter died of seizures a few days after an aide handled her roughly and forced her to walk unassisted.

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