Juan Rivera, left, and Andy Rodriguez were involved in a deadly dispute, according to police.
A settlement amount of $1.875 million was reached between the Miami-Dade County School Board and the family of a teen who was stabbed to death while at Coral Gables High School, according to the law firm representing the family.
Andy Rodriguez, 19, faces life in prison after being found guilty on Aug. 2 of second-degree murder in the September 2009 death of 17-year-old Juan Carlos Rivera.
The Haggard Law Firm confirmed the Rivera family will receive $700,000 now, and then they must wait for lawmakers to approve the bill filed by their attorney for the remaining amount. There is a cap amount for lawsuits against government sovereignties and the legislature has to give permission for the rest, the firm said.