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Posted on September 9, 2014 2:55 am
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Aslihan Unal
Aslihan Unal
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Kindergarten student received a broken arm
During supervised playtime, prior to school starting in the morning a kindergarten student received a broken arm when she fell 12 feet due to a broken step on the playground equipment. Can the teacher, school, or district be held liable for the studentís injuries?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 20, 2014 3:42 am

Dawn Rogers
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I do believe that the school, teacher and county can be help liable for this injury. A child playing and getting hurt is one thing, but and injury due to broken equipment is not the child fault. The school and county should be aware of the situation and fix it as soon as possible. With something broken like that the school should not allow anyone on the equipment. The teachers should be aware of this as well to keep the students away to prevent injuries.
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vabehe
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I agree! The child's parents shouldn't be able to sue, but the equipment needs to be fixed as soon as possible and no one should be allowed on it until it is. This happened at a school I used to teach at and there were lots of threats and anger from the parents, but legally nothing ever happened.
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Solution 2
Posted September 30, 2015 6:58 pm

neraXe
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Even though the injury occurred before school hours it was still on school property and caused by faulty equipment. I would say yes the school is responsible for the injury. Teachers can not be held accountable for what students do outside of the classroom, however they should always be monitoring student while on campus as part of their responsibilities as that school's employee.
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Solution 3
Posted March 7, 2016 1:35 am

yLeBun
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The school or district should be responsible for the child's injuries. The equipment should be repaired. The person in charge of reviewing the safety of the playground equipment should complete a series of retraining exercises.
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