Calif. Appeals Court Rules School Not to Blame For Boy's Injury

A 9-year-old boy who fell onto a school fence and cut his arm to the bone will not be compensated by the Yuba City Unified School District.

A state appeals court has ruled that the boy should have known he could be injured when he stood on top of his bicycle next to the barbed fence.

The decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal affirms a district judge's earlier decision to dismiss the case.

The boy's family had argued that the X-shaped metal prongs atop the fence at Lincrest Elementary School were dangerous. The boy caught his arm on the barbs as he fell from his bike, suffering a wound that required 64 stitches.

Information from: Appeal-Democrat,

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