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A 12-year-old went on a camping trip but rather than having joyful memories while returning; she brought along pain and injury she experienced over there.
The kid's mother, Sandy Rougely says that her daughter was helping swing other kids but then stopped to watch after a while. Suddenly, she felt the rope wrap and tighten around her neck from behind, immediately after which she was pulled back and dragged.
She pointed out that although all of her classmates were present at the scene, none of them offered to help her. She also said that when her daughter turned back after removing the rope, she saw three white boys who had been bullying her.
"It looked like somebody had ripped her neck apart and stitched it back together," the girl's mom reported. Rougely hired a lawyer to file a personal injury claim against the Live Oak Classical School, the private school her sixth-grade daughter attends. Her attorney, Levi McCathern, requested the school to pay $2.7 million in damages or else the allegations would be made public.
A statement released by the school claims that the young girl's injury was "caused accidentally." This is what the counselor had to say. "The student and some of her classmates were playing with a swing and an attached pull-rope on a field trip. The student received first aid treatment immediately after the accident by a parent chaperone who is also a physician, and she was able to enjoy the remainder of the field trip."
Seriously, this all happened in the presence of a chaperone? Also, it was an accident? So, are you letting the three boys move free without punishing them? Nice work, boss! No wonder the world is becoming a bitter place to live in.