School district settles case over alleged assault by bus driver

|Megan Gray, Portland Press Herald|

The Gray-New Gloucester school district agreed to pay $50,000 to a woman who said a bus driver slapped her son in 2018.

Melissa Seavey filed her lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Maine in 2020. The parties reached a settlement last year, and the case was dismissed. School Administrative District 15 provided a copy of the agreement to the Portland Press Herald in response to a public records request.

Attorney Peter Clifford, who represented Seavey, said she did not have any comment on the resolution of the case.

“This was an emotional ordeal for her son and herself and she’s hoping to put it behind her,” he wrote in an email. Keep reading