Family gets $50,000 after city student hurt on school playground

Elementary school jungle gym did not have fall protection

September 19, 2013|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

The family of a Baltimore school student was awarded a $50,000 settlement after their son was severely injured on a faulty playground at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School last year.

The city's Board of Estimates approved the settlement this week, which stemmed from a $100,000 negligence lawsuit against the city school board for the boy's injuries.

According to the claim approved by the city's board, the boy fractured his arms in March 2012 when he was pushed from the school's jungle gym. The jungle gym, the suit claimed, did not have retaining panels on the platform, which would have provided protection from a fall.

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