Florida family to get $2 million after student choked to death on chicken nugget

By: | March 26, 2021

Kedar Williams couldn’t save himself from choking to death at school, but his memory may help save the lives of many other disabled students.

A year and a half after Williams, a 19-year-old student with autism, died at his high school while not being watched, the Palm Beach County School Board has agreed to pay his family $2 million. The settlement also sets up a mandatory training program named in Williams’ honor for principals, teachers and others employees who work with special needs students.

“His parents are pleased not only with the settlement, but they are most proud of the fact they fought for their son and fought for a training program designed to address the deficiencies that led to Kedar’s death,” said Sia Baker-Barnes, a lawyer who represents his mother.

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