Teacher who resigned over hidden camera gets $16k

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SELAH, Wahs. (AP) -- A Selah ninth-grade school teacher who resigned after a hidden camera was found underneath a student's desk has settled with the school district for more than $16,000.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that (http://bit.ly/uS7jHU ) the settlement's amount, which is about four months' salary for the teacher, was released Friday. Superintendent Steve Chestnut says the agreement was in the financial interest of the school district.

David McMillen, 51, was put on administrative leave from his job at Selah Junior High School after students complained to their principal on Oct. 13.

As part of the settlement, McMillen will also receive medical benefits until February and the district will not challenge his application for unemployment benefits.