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Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Student who Suffered Serious Brain Trauma during Gym Class

The following facts were excerpted from the Appellate Court's decision. On the day of the injury, the student's regular P.E. teacher prepared a syllabus and classroom instructions for the substitute teacher. The student's injury arose during a half-court game of pick-up basketball. Though the student does not remember how he sustained the injury, his classmates recall that he jumped up to block another player and fell, hitting his head on the floor. The substitute teacher heard the student's head hit the floor, and rushed over. With the assistance of the school principals, he was transported to the emergency room.

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