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Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
Conn. prep school, ex-student settle bullying suit
Attorneys say a former student at an elite Connecticut prep school is dropping her lawsuit over alleged bullying by a clique of cruel girls.
Attorneys for Miss Porter's School and Tatum Bass said this week in a joint statement that they resolved the 2008 case "with mutual respect" on Dec. 31.
The settlement terms were not disclosed.
Bass, of Beaufort (BYOO'-fert), S.C., was a student government leader and athlete before the alleged harassment. Her lawsuit had said that administrators failed to protect her from a group of girls who bullied her in classes, in the dorm and on Facebook.
Miss Porter's School in Farmington is among the nation's most selective all-girls boarding schools. Its alumnae include Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Gloria Vanderbilt.