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    Parents blame school for drunk student’s fatal fall

    People can't take responsibility for their own actions, or they have to find fault in a third party for someone else's actions.

    A drunken student climbs out his dorm window onto a ledge and then falls to his death. Surely, the university can’t be held responsible - can it?
    The student was just a few weeks into his first semester and was living in a seventh-floor dorm. He’d signed a housing contract and agreed to follow school policies and regulations.

    Among the rules: no removing window screens, no climbing out dorm windows and no venturing onto dorm ledges.

    The window in the dorm room opened only about 16 inches, and an interior screen was screwed into the frame.

    That didn’t stop the student from going out the window and onto a two-foot ledge to smoke a cigarette. At the time, his blood alcohol level was .16.

    Unfortunately, he never made it back inside - he fell from the ledge to his death.

    A tragic accident, yes … but certainly not the school’s fault, right?

    Not according to his parents, who filed a lawsuit saying the ledge was a dangerous condition and the university should have fixed it. They also said students weren’t adequately warned about the danger.

    To support their claims, the parents pointed out that the school had received prior reports of students going out onto the ledges and falling from them.

    The university won the case when an appeals court ruled the danger of stepping onto the ledge was “open and obvious.” For that reason, the school wasn’t obligated to warn the student.

    Schools aren’t insurers of student safety, the court said. They aren’t required to protect students from their own reckless and negligent acts.
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    How horrible for the parents but to bring a lawsuit against the school is not going to bring back their son.
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    I bet they also didn't warn students about walking in front of cars either.

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    so sad how parents who loose their children when something like this occurs think a lawsuit will bring the child back- through money.
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    This belongs in the "Stuff You're Sick Of" thread....

    I feel for the parents and the loss of their child but come on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    I bet they also didn't warn students about walking in front of cars either.
    don't give parents any more ideas.

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    jesus...is anyone else amazed this thing made it to the APPEALS court?!!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Didn't the student already sign a contract to not do what he did???? He knew about it but went out anyway.

    C'mon parents. Take some responsibility here.
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    This is right up there w/the parents who blame their kid's suicides on Ozzy/Priest. As Dennis Miller says, "If your kid does something b/c Gene Simmons says to, then you aren't doing your job as a fucking parent."
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    parents shouldn't take responsibility either! The kid was in COLLEGE!! He walked his ass out on a ledge and fell. sucks. sucks bad. his fault. period.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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