Ohio school settles anti-gay attack case

Ohio school settles anti-gay attack caseBY STEVE WILLIAMS

An Ohio school has agreed a settlement in a legal case that saw a student viciously beaten by another student in class, a video of which went viral on the Internet.

Reports the Columbus Dispatch:

The Union-Scioto school board approved an agreement on Thursday that stemmed from another student’s assault on Zach King, then a 15-year-old freshman, in a Unioto High School classroom on Oct. 17.

King and his mother, Rebecca Collins, claimed that school officials “fostered an atmosphere” that permitted the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students while disregarding his reports of harassment.

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