School settles claim it didn't evacuate disabled student during fire alarm

NEWARK — The Watchung Hills Regional High School District Board of Education agreed to settle claims that staff failed to evacuate at least one disabled student during an unplanned fire alarm and did not have policies for evacuating students with disabilities, federal officials said Monday.

The settlement stemmed from an Oct. 7, 2014 incident, where the district was accused of leaving a student with a mobility disorder on the second floor as an alarm sounded while students without disabilities were cleared from the school, according to the agreement, which alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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