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Jane Doe v. Olympia School District – $750,000 Settlement

About the case

Darrell Cochran and his team have settled a second lawsuit against the Olympia School District for child sexual abuse of a girl by bus driver, Gary Shafer. Shafer admitted to sexually assaulting at least 30 children aboard Olympia School Buses. He pled guilty in August 2011 to molesting three kindergarten bus riders and is now serving 15 years in prison. Gary Shafer “rode-along” other bus drivers’ routes to sexually groom his victims and the Olympia School District did not stop that from happening.


  • Settlement: $750,000

Cause Number

  • Thurston County: 11-2-01970-2


  • Olympia School District


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