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San Jose School District in $15 Million Settlement With Parents of Molested Students

Former teacher Craig Chandler was found guilty on all counts of engaging in lewd acts with five young girls in 2012.

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    The parents of several elementary school students molested by a teacher agreed to a $15 million settlement with a Bay Area school district on Monday. Robert Handa reports. (Published Monday, June 15, 2015)

    The parents of several elementary school students molested by a teacher agreed to a $15 million settlement with a Bay Area school district on Monday.

    The civil lawsuit against the Evergreen School District followed the 2012 conviction of San Jose school teacher Craig Chandler on charges of committing lewd and lascivious acts on five children.

    Judge Socrates Manoukian approved the settlement that ended the three-week civil case shortly before 2:30 p.m.

    In a rare case, the principal at O. B. Whaley Elementary, Lyn Vijayendran, was also convicted of a misdemeanor for failing to report possible sexual abuse to authorities. Chandler had written reports describing the acts as school lessons.

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    As part of Monday’s settlement, the parents agreed not to seek any further money or legal action.

    The Evergreen district confirmed a settlement had been reached but declined further comment except to offer its sympathy to the families.

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