On Nov. 21, 2012, Malvrick Donkor, 14, drowned during a swim class at Manchester High School.
His death was the second drowning at a Connecticut school last year. In the neighboring town of East Hartford, Freshman Marcum Asiamah drowned Jan. 11 during P.E. class at East Hartford High School.
His family - like Malvrick’s from Ghana - said the boy did not know how to swim. The lessons at school were apparently his first. This year, the town settled a $1.5 million claim with his estate.