My child is 8 years old and attends Bayside Elementary School. Last Friday 01/26/18 he walked off the school campus undetected. Prior to him walking off campus, he had cried to his teacher in two different occasions, the first time he was crying for 5 minutes straight and the second time was just prior to switching to his next class. Both times I did not get a notification and he was ignored. When he was switching to his other class, he was able to walk off campus undetected. He walked for 2.5 miles and ended up in the freeway. A good Samaritan stopped and picked him up from the freeway and brought him home safely. I was told by the school principal that the only form of supervision while kids are switching classes is both teachers standing on their door, How then was he able to leave campus? I was also told teachers were not doing a roll call when students were switching classes to verify they all arrived safely. I feel he was discriminated for being ignored for 5 minutes and also endangered as he could have been kidnapped, ran over, etc. Would I be able to sue the district or school?
If he was hurt, probably because the school is not following best practices like comparing their roster to the "present" list for that day. But no injuries = no damages in a lawsuit.
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