What Are the Risks and Dangers to Small Children Visiting Middle Schools, High Schools, and Colleges?


In Florida other states, children visit the campuses of middle schools, high schools, colleges and universitities. It is well-known that children will visit these schools. Because of this, school officials, teachers, administrators, coaches, and parents should be conscious and aware that there may be dangers and risks to small children at schools constructed and maintained for older children and young adults. Granted that middle schools, high schools and colleges universities are constructed and plan for the use of children and young adults of a certain age range, there should be safety precautions put it because of the foreseeability of risk in danger to young children. When a child is injured at a school, day care center, college or other location, a parent is often faced with the number of challenging issues. Because of this, it is often helpful for a parent to contact a Florida Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and legal representation. A recent tragedy was reported in the the Gainesville Sun, Orlando Sentinel and other newspapers. It was reported that a five-year-old boy (Ian Freeman) was visiting a high school when he accidentally fell off a diving platform. As a result of the fall, the child sustained a serious head injury. The child was rushed to a local hospital – Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital – where he was evaluated and treated.

Unfortunately despite the efforts of medical personnel, the child died as a result of these injuries.
The death of a child is certainty a tragedy for the family, the high school, and the community in general. For more information regarding this incident, see 5 Year Old Child Dies From Personal Injuries Sutained at High School Pool Area in Orlando, Florida.

Another incident that took place recently occurred at a middle school of Jacksonville Florida. This incident involved a child who was playing on a middle school obstacle course when he became entangled in a rope which, in turn, strangulated the child. For more information regarding this incident, see Child Dies At Obstacle Course Located in Jacksonville Florida Middle School. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Playground Injuries, School Injuries, Day Care Center Injuries, Swimming and Aquatic Related Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. Another resource for parents is the book – When a Parent’s World Goes from Full to Empty – Wrongful Death of a Child – What You Need to Know About The Florida Wrongful Death Act. Get this book for free at From Full to Empty.

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