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Miami Schools Paid $9M To 5 Students Raped By Ex-Teacher, Then Tried To Keep It Quiet

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Wendell Alfredo Nibbs, a former physical education teacher at Brownsville Middle School, is pictured here in a mugshot from his first arrest in 2017. He pleaded guilty Jan. 23, 2020 to three counts of sexual activity with a child in familial or custodial authority.

The Miami-Dade County School Board’s multimillion-dollar settlement with the rape victims of a former P.E. teacher came with an unenforceable gag order that prevented the survivors from disclosing the settlement amount and disparaging the school district to the media.

The victims are survivors of former Brownsville Middle P.E. teacher Wendell Nibbs, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence for three counts of sexual battery with a child in familial or custodial custody. In his 15 years as a teacher, Nibbs was accused of sexual misconduct by nine female students at Brownsville.

FIVE SURVIVORS SUED SCHOOL BOARD
Now all in their 20s, five survivors sued the School Board in federal court, claiming their Title IX rights were violated and the school district was negligent. The case was settled in March, though documents weren’t made available until later.

Read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.