$2M settlement in Wenatchee drowning

Published On: Oct 16 2012 02:30:16 PM PDT

The family of a student who drowned in a Wenatchee High School swimming pool has reached a $2 million settlement in a negligence lawsuit filed against the Wenatchee School District.

The body of 14-year-old Antonio Reyes was found at the bottom of the deep end of the pool last Nov. 17, after he participated in a physical education class.

According to his parents, Reyes could not swim. He may have been underwater for as long as 40 minutes before his body was discovered by classmates.

The family filed a lawsuit contending the school failed to follow reasonable safety procedures and was grossly negligent, creating the conditions that led to Reyes' death.