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Ruling: Arizona schools not responsible for students on way to campus

TUCSON, Ariz. — A court ruling said Arizona schools don’t have to
supervise students as they go to or from schools.

A state Court of Appeals ruling Monday upheld a trial judge’s ruling in favor
of a Tucson charter school in a lawsuit filed by a young woman.

She was injured in 2003 when struck by a truck at a busy intersection’s
crosswalk while bicycling home from BASIS School Inc.

The girl was a fifth-grader. She sued in 2013 after she turned 18.

Her suit alleged the school was negligent because it didn’t have a crossing
guard at the intersection.

However, the Court of Appeals said there’s no general legal obligation for
schools to protect students while they’re away from school or not on a school-supervised activity.


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