A Westchester County jury has awarded $28 million to a former Mount Vernon, New York, student who endured physical assaults from other students and in one incident was taken off campus and sexually assaulted when she was supposed to be on a bus for special-education students.

According to Jordan Merson of Merson Law, who represented the plaintiff, the award is the largest handed up by a jury in a sexual and physical assault case in New York state history.

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