WILLIAMSTON, Mich. – A mid-Michigan school district has agreed to a $685,000 settlement with the mother of a high school freshman who was killed last year after a locker room wall collapsed on him.
The Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/Lqcxop ) reports Friday that the wrongful death settlement against the Williamston school district was approved Thursday by Judge George Economy.
The district's attorney, William Vogelzang, and Sherry Corbett, the victim's mother, could not be reached for comment.
Fourteen-year-old Gabriel Corbett was killed in October when a wall collapsed in a locker room at Williamston High School, east of Lansing. Witnesses say he was doing pull-ups on the wall, which didn't reach the ceiling.
A student told police the kids knew the wall wobbled and was in poor shape.
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com