WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP/WPTV) — The family of a 19-year-old student with autism will receive a $2 million settlement from a Florida school district a year and a half after he choked on a chicken nugget and died.
The settlement was approved by the Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday.
*THE VIDEO IN THE PLAYER BELOW IS PREVIOUS COVERAGE ON THE INCIDENT*
Kedar Williams was rushed to the hospital in August 2019 after choking. He had a form of autism that made him mostly non-verbal, and he also had a condition that made him prone to choking.
An aide was supposed to be assigned only to Williams. But video showed the aide was tending to another student when Williams choked.