Family of Spring Lake Heights Teen Settles Suit for $900K

In 2008 a Spring Lake Heights high school baseball player committed suicide by stepping in front of a moving train. His family sued his former coach at St. Rose High School and others claiming that the teenager killed himself to avoid the stress of having to testify against the coach at an upcoming criminal trial. According to the suit, the former coach subjected the victim and more than a dozen of his teammates to various forms of sexual abuse. The school argued that the coach’s actions fell outside of his employment and therefore they were not responsible. After mediation, the case was settled for $900,000.

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