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Delaware Lawsuit Over School Experiment Proceeds

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A Sussex County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Indian River School District and a teacher following a classroom experiment gone bad.
    
The lawsuit involves a 2012 experiment at Southern Delaware School of the Arts involving the sinking of the Titanic, with students holding their hands in ice water for as long they could.  One student says she was left with serious and permanent injuries after holding her right hand and arm in ice water for about 40 minutes.
    
The judge recently ruled that the defendants were not entitled to immunity under state law, and that the plaintiffs adequately alleged that officials ignored the obvious risk of students placing their arms and hands into freezing cold water, giving rise to claims of negligence or gross negligence.

 

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