Proposed Settlement for Walgren Family

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Proposed Settlement

A proposed settlement agreement would require the city of Naperville and Naperville Unit School District 203 to each pay $125,000 to the Walgren family.

The Walgrens filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of their 16-year-old son Corey in January 2017.

Naperville North High School

Corey died by suicide not long after being questioned by officials at Naperville North High School, without his parents present. The lawsuit claims school administrators and a Naperville police officer improperly interrogated their son, violating his constitutional rights.

City Council Will Make a Decision

The terms of the lawsuit state that with the agreement, neither the district nor the city would be seen at fault.

The settlement will go in front of City Council on September 3, and will be discussed by the District 203 school board at their September 9 meeting.

Corey’s death prompted a new law enacted this month, which requires that a parent, guardian or advocate for a student be present if they are questioned by law enforcement on school grounds.

Naperville News 17’s Kim Pirc reports.