Durham Schools settles lawsuit with teacher

DURHAM The district has agreed to pay Wendell Tabb, a drama teacher at Hillside High School, $75,000. The settlement comes a week before the case was scheduled to go to court.

Tabb sued the district in 2005 after a school therapist taped his 9-year-old son's mouth shut. The incident allegedly took place during a class designed to help special needs students with their coursework.

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