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Old 06-10-2005, 06:45 PM
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Faulty School Property

I was dumbfounded when I heard rumors that a new kid at my school, named Steven, had fallen through the attic of my school's ancient gym. I dimissed them at first, but I saw him at school, later that day, and he showed me long scratches on his sides and arms, and he HAD indeed broken through the attic, landing in the boy's locker room. After he told me this, The counselor took him out of class. Curious, I asked the teacher for a chance to go to the water fountain, and I listened in on what the Counselor was saying: he was talking about how steven might have to pay for the damage done to the school. I was horrified, and went back to class.

This is outrageous. If I were to suffer something like that, I would sue before I ever paid for that gym, which was there practically 30 something years ago. then I heard public schools aren't liable for damages. all of it is so stupid.

If something involving faulty school property has happened to you or a friend, or if you have a thought on this, I would love some feedback.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:00 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

I agree. He should sue the school for an unsafe environment. I heard that once a month schools have the city come in to see if everything is safe enough for the students.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:41 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

Whether the school should be sued all depends on the circumstances for which the accident occured. First of all, what the crap was the kid doing in the friggin attic?
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:45 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

Is that retarded counselor thinking about asking the poor kid to pay for the damages that the school is reponsible for? The school is damn lucky that the kid hasn't sued their asses off for building a poor gym. What's with the grown-ups and their damn stupid minds of: "it's broken, so that means we can blackmail others and get some money ourselves"?
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:00 PM
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At the beginning of this year, the fire alarms went off continuously.
This may seem like a small thing, but the alarms sometimes went off several times a day. It got to the point where people just ignored the alarms. A real fire could happen, and people would say, "Oh, it's just that stupid alarm."
Thankfully, it was adjusted to react to heat, instead of smoke. Although it still goes off whenever someone lights a stinkbomb, for some reason.
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:31 PM
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They once found stuff under our school... Dead.... stuff. I guess the air was highly contaminated by fungus... Then they made us think that ventilating the school for 3 days would help... Then there was grade 3. I studied in weird mobile buildings all year... Too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. Then this time we blew up science lab... mostly our fault tho. We didnt calculate the force of our explosion and the pressure it would create and we blew the blast doors open... yea... funtimes
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:37 PM
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A couple of chairs collapsed randomly when I was sitting on them. Oh how I laughed. Not.

But I think it is sick that Steven might have to pay for damages. Too bad he didn't bleed on the locker room, they would probably ask for new flooring.
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:54 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

Now... what was steven doing up in the attice anyways??

It's his fault he, out of seemingly pure stupidity, fell through the attic, the school knew nothing about it.

but if they sent him up their, sure he could sue them.

hopefully he has the brains to try to sue the school and get some sort of settlement.
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Old 06-10-2005, 09:07 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

I think that counselor needs help. Man, I hope the school loses $50,000 to Steven.
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:35 AM
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Man school sux!! I thought gettin in trouble for gum was ridiculous!! that dude should sue!!
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:39 AM
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What's this "sue everything" thinking? I mean, yea, if it was the school's responcability, they should pay for his edical bills, but nothing more.

I guess, from what you are saying, that he had no reason to be there, and so I fail to see how the school is responcible. It would be like if he climbed to the roof of a school building and fell down. Should the school pay?

And it may well be that the attic wasn't made to be stood upon. If they hadn't laid a floor there or something. But if he wasn't allowed to go there, I see no reason the school should pay anything.
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Old 06-11-2005, 06:21 AM
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Re: Faulty School Property

I absolutely agree with Half-a-Bee. This society is so sue crazy.
Yes, if they were in fact responsible, the medical bills should be covered, but anything after that is just being greedy.. Yes, some could claim "emotional" damage, but if you sue the school for all it's money it had, how are they going to make the school safe in the long run? Obviously the building needs to be more secure structurally, and if he decides to sue the school, you know who's going to pay for it? The taxpayers. Not the schools.

If he was not supposed to be up there, in an attic, where bodyweight may not be supported, then it is his fault.
His desicion to go somewhere he didn't belong, his fault. I'm curious to know if the attic was locked off... or if any signs were posted that no one should enter. Could you answer that for me?

Anyway, no matter what happens, it's great that he is up, walking, and talking about this. Falling down that far, through a floor of any kind, usually results in more than a few scratches. I hope he's doing well, and feeling alright after that ordeal. ^_^
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:21 AM
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Compensation nation!

Why was he in the attic? Do schools have attics?

*thinks of the NeverEnding Story when Bastian goes to the attic to read*

Oh yes, they do.
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:26 AM
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Outrageous!

He could have impaled himself on another child, for goodness sake.
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Old 06-11-2005, 12:12 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

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Seriously now, what was this Steven guy doing in the schools attic? Was he supposed to be there? In that case, I'd say the school should pay the doctor's bill for him and give him something extra for the trouble he went through. If he wasn't supposed to be there, it's his own fault, and the school should not be held responsible. Making him pay for the damage done to the school seems a bit harsh, though.
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Old 06-11-2005, 12:23 PM
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I think it's because of the thought that school counselor is considering how to make the kid pay for the damage. If the counselor didn't consider that in the first place, I'm sure many of us wouldn't go off saying: "The kid should sue the school!"

Granted, school should be paying (on circumstances of course) for the kid's medical bill for making a cheap building and shouldn't be sued. But they should never make a child to pay for something that the kid has already gotten a consequence from - and that is hurting himself in the process of falling through the attic.

If the kid's already injured and the school wants him to pay for the damage, where's the morality of that?
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:38 PM
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Overall, suing the school would hurt everyone else even more. He would be taking away the money that goes to pay for repairing broken things, buying textbooks, and pretty much everything else.
The kid's fine, he just got a little scratched. Give him a band-aid, and cease all this talk of suing.
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:49 PM
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His fault, and he was only scratched. A girl in my gym class attempted to jump over the nets which we were told specifically not to jump over, and fell and broke her leg. Another effing moron in my gym class pulled a janitor's ladder and it fell and thudded it on another kid's head. Ouch. He could've had a concussion or died. They didn't do anything about it.

Don't sue, that won't help at all. Actually, it just goes that if they sue, it will sort of prove my point that when people do something stuypid, they delibarately blame it on the owner of said object that caused injury based on their stupid, or another person entirely.
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What was he doing in the attic in the first place?
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:06 PM
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Re: Faulty School Property

Okay, okay, I wasn't very clear on this, and I'm sorry. Ms. McCarty, the Drama Teacher, sent him up there to get some props for the play, and he fell through an apparently weak section of the floor. In the attic of the gym. not in the school. It wasn't his fault at all.
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