School superintendent fired after $27M lawsuit settlement to family of boy who died in bully attack

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A California schoolhouse superintendent was axed conscionable days aft the territory was ordered to wage a $27 cardinal colony to the household of a 13-year-old lad who died pursuing an onslaught from bullies astatine his mediate school.

The Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted 3-2 past Tuesday to region Dr. Martinrex Kedziora pursuing a three-hour gathering down closed doors, KTLA 5 reports.

Kedziora, who served the territory since 2017, was fired little than a week aft the committee agreed to wage the colony to the household of Diego Stolz, who died aft being assaulted by classmates successful 2019.

The eighth-grader’s aunt and uncle, his ineligible guardians, said schoolhouse officials were alert of the bullying Stolz suffered, but did thing to forestall it adjacent aft assuring them that the contented would beryllium resolved.

The grieving household claimed the bullies were ne'er justly suspended, allowing the fatal battle to instrumentality spot astatine the Landmark Middle School successful September 2019.

 Dr. Martinrex Kedziora was ousted from the  Moreno Valley Unified School District past  week. Dr. Martinrex Kedziora was ousted from the Moreno Valley Unified School District past week.Moreno Valley Unified School District/YouTube
The pedagogue  was fired successful  a 3-2 ballot  little  than a week aft  the territory  agreed to wage  a $27 cardinal  colony  to the household  of the precocious   Diego Stolz, 13.The pedagogue was fired successful a 3-2 ballot little than a week aft the territory agreed to wage a $27 cardinal colony to the household of the precocious Diego Stolz, 13.

Graphic video captured the infinitesimal Stolz was attacked by 1 of the teens, who sucker-punched him in the face.

After the strike, Stolz could beryllium seen stepping backmost earlier the 2nd pupil nails him successful the backmost of the head, causing the 13-year-old to spell down and deed his caput against a pillar.

The blows near Stolz with traumatic encephalon injury, and helium died conscionable 9 days later.

Despite pleading blameworthy to manslaughter charges, the bullies lone served 47 days successful juvenile hall.

Video captured the infinitesimal   Stolz was attacked and his caput  slammed against a pillar, leaving him with traumatic encephalon  harm  that caused his death. Video captured the infinitesimal Stolz was attacked and his caput slammed against a pillar, leaving him with traumatic encephalon harm that caused his death. ABC 7
Students astatine  the Landmark Middle School held a vigil for the dormant   classmate successful  2020. Students astatine the Landmark Middle School held a vigil for the dormant classmate successful 2020. AP

The incidental near the assemblage successful shock, with genitor Yerenia Barrera cheering for Kedziora’s ousting, accusing the superintendent of being hands-off erstwhile it came to issues of bullying successful the district.

“He’s leaving everything to the teachers to bash each the enactment and each the cleanup and each helium does is conscionable spell to shows oregon presentations,” Barrera, who says she has tried to talk to him astir her ain child’s bullying issue, told KTLA.

While immoderate celebrated Kedziora’s leave, others claimed helium had been wrongfully blamed for the district’s wide failures.

The battle  happened astatine  the Landmark Middle School successful  September 2019. The battle happened astatine the Landmark Middle School successful September 2019. Google Maps

“He’s 1 of the astir astonishing radical I person ever met,” genitor Kristina Horta told the section outlet. “He’s a champion for nationalist education, a champion for genitor involvement.”

The Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education and Kedziora could not beryllium instantly reached for comment. The territory has said it would not remark connected the settlement.

The territory has appointed an interim superintendent until a replacement of Kedziora tin beryllium found.

Along with Kedziora being fto go, the Landmark Middle School replaced main Scott Walker conscionable six weeks aft Stolz’s death.

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