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Nov
09

Kid Sues School Over Dodgeball Mishap


One summer at camp we were playing dodgeball, campers vs. counselors; it being a sports camp nearly everyone was very athletic– or at least as athletic as teenage Jews can be (with me as an obvious exception) — especially the counselors. With great glee I ran towards a loose ball anxious to make my mark in the game.

Unbeknownst to me, one of the biggest, strongest counselors was arming himself as well. I cocked my arm back, ready to throw and BOOM! Volleyball directly to the face. I fell to the ground, unconscious before I even hit the floor. It. Was. Awesome. To this day it remains one of my proudest moments and something I remember fondly. Sure, it hurt at the moment, but I wore it like a badge of honor.

Shane Reese, a 12-year-old was handed a soccer ball during gym class last December and told to go play dodgeball. Because of some recent bridgework, he was sitting on the sidelines not even playing. By the end of the period though, he was left bruised in the face and missing several teeth.

His school has since offered his family a $20,000 settlement, a Bronx Supreme Court judge will hear arguments and decide whether that settlement is sufficient or if the family is entitled to more.

Someone should tell the parents that their little snowflake is going to get injured sometimes; he’s a kid, it happens, and that they can’t just willy-nilly sue everyone around them. He’s a kid, not your way to get rich.

[NY Daily News]


1 Response to “Kid Sues School Over Dodgeball Mishap”


  1. November 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

    This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.


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