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Child Jumps, Hurts Ankle, Parent Sues Palm Beach School Board

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School Board is facing a lawsuit from a parent who claims her daughter jumped from steps at an elementary school, then injured her ankle.

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The lawsuit, filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, claims the student at Manatee Elementary School “was playing on the playground (and) jumped from the playground stairs while unsupervised. Defendant School Board breached their duty to (the child) when Defendant did not supervise the playground or (the student’s) activities while she played on the playground.”

While the age and grade of the allegedly injured child is not in the filing, the claimed injuries are: “As a result of the incident, (the child) suffered serious pain to to her right ankle, was given a cam walker to help her mobility, and eventually had to undergo ankle surgery. As a direct and proximate cause of the acts described about, (the child) suffered the injuries … including … medical and related expenses, past and future mental and physical pain and suffering, inconvenience and discomfort, loss of time, and loss of enjoyment of life.”

There was no immediate response filed by the Palm Beach County School District to the lawsuit. The incident allegedly occurred in 2017.

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