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Givens Jury Reaches Decision

Jan 18, 2001

Rochester NY – A jury has found the Rochester City School District liable in a case brought by Aledia Givens. She is the mother of 13 year old Stephne Givens, a Jefferson Middle School student stabbed to death outside of the school in 1995. A 12 year old classmate was charged with that crime. The city school district will have to pay Mrs. Givens one million dollars. The same jury did not find National School Bus Services liable. Mrs Givens had maintained in her lawsuit that both the bus company and school district were negligent in not preventing her daughter's death. In a prepared statement, the Rochester City School District said it would appeal the jury's decision.