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Florida Schools Settle With Parents of Three Teens Who Died After Hypnosis by Principal

Oct 08, 2015

A Florida school board will pay $200,000 apiece to the families of three students who died after they were hypnotized by former North Port High School Principal George Kenney, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.

The 14-page agreement, approved Tuesday night by the Sarasota County School Board, settles a lawsuit filed by the families of Brittany Palumbo, 17, and Wesley McKinley, 16, who committed suicide in 2011, and Marcus Freeman, 16, who died in a car crash the same year.

Kenney was placed on administrative leave after he admitted that he'd hypnotized Wesley on the day he...

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