(Atlantic) Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein wanted to set the record straight in regards to the $300,000 settlement with the families of three girls who were involved in the 2009 Atlantic High School strip search incident.
A $300,000 settlement with the families of three girls who were involved in the Atlantic High School strip search incident will be covered by the Atlantic Community School District’s insurance policy, all except for the $1,500.00 deductible that the district will have to pay.
Dr. Amstein says, "To end any speculations or questions about that, hopefully once we pay that deductible we'll be done with that and be able to move on."
In September, it was released that the Atlantic School District had agreed to pay $300,000 to the families of three students who were stripped search by a school employee in August, of 2009. The settlement determined a lawsuit brought by Holleigh Jo Jacobsen and her father, Matthew Jacobsen; Griffin Ferguson and her mother, Lisa Ferguson; and Paige Brianna Lank and her mother, Lee Lank. Each of the three families involved will receive $100,000.