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LAUSD To Pay $320K Settlement To Family Of Girl Abused By Portola Middle School Teacher

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $320,000 to the family of a girl who was the victim of misconduct by a teacher when she attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana.

Attorney Paul Mones, who was co-counsel for the victim, says the district agreed to the settlement earlier this year. The case involved history teacher Jason Leon, who was arrested and charged in February 2013 on suspicion of having inappropriate conduct with three students.

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