IPS settles civil suit for $490K after hiding sexual predator

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Public school system settled a lawsuit brought by a former student against the Indianapolis Public School system and multiple former school administrators of George Washington High School.

A former IPS assistant principal, Corey Greenwood, 44, from Indianapolis, pled guilty in 2013 to one count of child seduction and one count of obstruction of justice, after a 16-year-old female student reported he had sex with her on several occasions at a friend’s apartment and even in the administrator’s office, according to court documents.

He was placed on home detention and GPS monitoring in April 2013.

The former student sought damages, claiming in court documents that the IPS system knew that Greenwood was a child predator but did not attempt to prevent him or stop him once learning of the sexual abuses.

The document also claims that Greenwood’s mother was in charge of his career trajectory, and responsible for being allowed to continue working within the IPS system, even though he was a known sexual predator.

IPS released the following statement on Monday:

Indianapolis Public Schools does not condone employee misconduct. Reports of inappropriate behaviors are taken seriously and addressed urgently in order to maintain safe and productive teaching, learning and working environments. The safety of students is paramount. Though the current IPS administration was not in place during the time of these events, it has demonstrated with high priority complete collaboration with representatives of the court, legal counsel and parties involved to bring the matter to close with sensitivity and expediency.

In mediation both parties agreed to the following terms:

  1. Defendant IPS will pay Plaintiff $490,000;
  2. Defendant Corey Greenwood will pay Plaintiff $10,000;
  3. Parties will execute settlement documents, including stipulations of dismissal with prejudice and releases of all claims; and
  4. Plaintiff and IPS will share the cost of mediation with the parties bearing their own costs and attorney fees.

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