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Southboro School, Parents May Have Settlement In Wi-Fi Illness Lawsuit

SOUTHBORO (CBS) — A boarding school in central Massachusetts may have reached a settlement with the parents who sued them, claiming the school's Wi-Fi signal is making their son sick.

The unnamed parents claimed their son suffered headaches, nose bleeds and other symptoms of "electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome" after the Fay School activated a stronger wireless signal in 2013.

They wanted the school to either turn down the power or go to an Ethernet cable system. The family was seeking $250,000 in damages.

The school countered that tests showed the frequency of their system was a fraction of federal safety limits.

A hearing had been scheduled September 4, but in a joint filing Thursday, both sides say an agreement may eliminate the need for that hearing.

They are asking the judge to postpone it until September 25.

WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reported in June that a number of people believe invisible rays are making them sick, but some doctors say there is no evidence of a link between Wi-Fi and illness.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones reports:

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