Written by DJ Sight
A 4th grader is being charged with assault after hitting his classmate in the head with a ball while playing a game of dodge ball. The boy endured a black eye, bruised nose and a concussion due to a medical condition he suffers from. This was the second time he was injured at school.
The 4th grader who threw the ball was suspended for a day when the incident took place back in April. The 4th grader and the other children at the school had no prior knowledge that the young boy suffered from a medical condition that requires no physical contact.
The questions I want to ask are, do you think the 4th grader who got in trouble should be charged with assault? Why was the child who has the medical condition allowed to play dodge ball with his classmates in the first place?
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