Mom settles lawsuit over son's death after run at Putnam City High School
BY NOLAN CLAY NewsOK.com
Friday, November 23, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - A mother whose son died of hyperthermia after a school run has accepted $97,500 to settle her lawsuit against Putnam City Public Schools.
LaTasha Patton filed the lawsuit last year in Oklahoma County District Court. A judge dismissed the lawsuit this month because of the settlement.
Her son, Traquan James Patton, 16, died on Aug 21, 2010. He had collapsed the day before from the heat during a 3.1-mile run at a park across from Putnam City High School.
Traquan, a junior, had moved from Washington, D.C., two weeks before. His collapse came on his second day at the high school during an offseason conditioning run for spring sports.
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