A tentative settlement was reached in a lawsuit brought against Los Angeles Unified on behalf of a teenager who alleged a teacher at an East Los Angeles high school molested him in 2017-18, beginning when he was 15, attorneys told a judge Friday.

During a hearing Friday before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Christopher K. Lui, lawyers for the plaintiff and the LAUSD said the accord is subject to approval by the Board of Education. No terms were divulged.

The plaintiff, now 19, is identified only as G.L in the complaint, which was filed in July 2019 and alleged sexual harassment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

In 2018, the district released a statement after the arrest of the teacher, Gina Murry, which stated the allegations against her were “disturbing and undermine our continuing efforts to provide a secure learning environment for all of our students.”

In their court papers, LAUSD attorneys stated that the district had no notice of Murry’s “dangerous propensity to harm students.”

Murry, a co-defendant in the suit along with the LAUSD, worked at the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School. Then 34, she pleaded no contest in November 2019 to one count each of lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation of a person under 16. She was sentenced two months later to two years in prison.

The lawsuit alleged Murry abused the boy from August 2017 until June 2018. According to the complaint, the school principal placed the boy under Murry’s supervision after he was bullied by peers during his freshman year. She groomed him by giving him special treatment by buying him gifts and playing video games with him, the suit alleged.

During an overnight field trip to a local university, Murry sexually abused the boy in her personal vehicle and in a tent she shared with him, according to the complaint, which also alleged Murry molested the teen on multiple other occasions, often on school grounds and at school-sanctioned events.

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