CPS to pay $4M to family of 14-year-old who drowned at Chicago high school
CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools have agreed to pay $4 million to the family of a special education student who drowned.
Rosario Gomez, 14, had autism and was a student at Kennedy High School when he died in 2017.
According to The Sun-Times, at least three students tried to notify teachers that Gomez was at the bottom of the school’s swimming pool.They were either ignored or told it was just a kid holding his breath.
Gomez was pulled unconscious from the pool a few minutes later, and died later at the hospital.
His family sued, saying the district failed him.