The Mason County Board of Education has paid $375,000 to the parents of two Bend-area elementary school students who allege they suffered injuries from improper discipline by their teacher.
According to court records, a formal settlement was reached on July 28 and Sept. 22 in two suits filed against Katherine Parrish, a former New Haven Elementary School teacher. Robert Vaughan, in his capacity as principal of New Haven Elementary was named as a co-defendant.
In their respective suits, Melissa Dawn Fields and Angela Conley Wilson allege their sons, Conner and Jeremiah, were traumatized and injured when Parrish disciplined them on several occasions between August and December 2006.
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