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$1.6 Million Awarded to Students in Drug Raid

July 12, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A federal judge in Charleston approved a $1.6-million class-action settlement to compensate students who were searched during a 2003 high school drug raid in which police with guns drawn ordered students to the floor.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy approved the settlement in a lawsuit filed against the Berkeley County School District and the Goose Creek Police Department by students' families. No drugs were found.

About 140 students will split $1.2 million, with their attorneys receiving a portion.

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