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Settlement in Hypnotizing Principal, Dead Students Case

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain_Kirk, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    This goes back a ways, but I don't recall it being discussed here and a cursory search didn't turn anything up.

    A school district in Florida (yes, Florida) reached a settlement with the families of 3 teenagers who committed suicide, who had all been hypnotized by the school principal, one of them dying a day after being hypnotized.

    Hypnotized high school students, suicides involved in settlement

    Some strange stuff for certain...
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    The families could not sue Kenney himself because school district employees are considered an extension of the School Board under the law. The only entity families could sue was the school district.

    Mallard noted that the $200,000 awarded to each family is the maximum any Florida government agency can pay without getting special approval from the Legislature and governor.

    Man, $200,000 ain't much for the life of your child.
    The school board (and especially Kenney) got off easy.
  3. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    So, if a teacher or principal sets your house on fire or drives drunk and hits you, you aren't allowed to sue for damages in the state of Florida? Or is it only when said assholery is performed in his official capacity as principal as the hypnosis was?
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Baron thinks the guy should still be principal. There was no clause in the administrative guide about not hypnotizing your students into suicide.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Well, it's worse than that. You can't sue the principal because the school board shields him.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Ben Carson would have never let some principal hypnotize him.
  7. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    So I'll repeat my question. If this principal came and burned my house down or he drove drunk and killed my child, would I seriously not be allowed to sue him because his job gives him immunity? Or does the incident have to happen when he's on the clock? (And even then, would he be shielded from charges if he performed the aforementioned atrocities?
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