Detroit Public Schools reaches tentative agreement with teen suing Pugh

- Detroit Public Schools has reached a tentative settlement with the teenager suing the district and the former City Council President Charles Pugh, according to Michelle Zdrodowski with Detroit Public Schools. This tentative settlement comes just one day after the start of a trial in federal court.

"Detroit Public Schools has reached a tentative agreement under which DPS and all defendants related to the District will be dismissed. The terms of the agreement will remain confidential until it is finalized by the parties involved," Zdrodowski said in a statement to FOX 2.

Pugh is accused of aggressively pursuing a high school student he mentored through a program he ran at Detorit Public Schools. Tuesday during opening statements, the teen's attorney claimed the school system looked the other way as Pugh tried to turn his client into a male prostitute.

The teen was seeking more than a million dollars from Pugh, the school district and several DPS officials.

Pugh now lives in New York and did not plan to attend the trial.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.
 

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