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SBPS settles 2011 huffing incident for $50k

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School board documents say the Scottsbluff Public School District has settled a lawsuit filed over a 2011 huffing incident at Westmoor Elementary School.

A memo in Monday night's School Board meeting packet says the lawsuit was settled for $50,000. All but the $2,500 deductible was paid by the District's insurance provider.
 
The mother of two Westmoor students sought nearly $4,500 for medical expenses. The lawsuit said a district employee had included children in huffing from whipped cream cans and cans of a substance used to clean electronics.

Huffing is the intentional inhalation of chemical vapors to attain a high or euphoric effect. It can have health effects ranging from dizziness to heart failure.
 
The employee was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse and another charge.

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