Charlotte, North Carolina Injury Accident: Exploding Pen Injures CMS Student

October 18, 2010, by Michael A. DeMayo

A spokesperson for Turning Point Academy in north Charlotte is reporting that a student sustained minor injuries this morning when a pen that he was holding exploded. A bomb squad was called to the scene. At this time, no one is sure about exactly what caused the ink pen to send shards of plastic into the 14-year-old’s hands as he took off its top.

Police reportedly found some type of residue on the victim, who was taken by Medic to Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville. Fortunately, his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Middle and high school students that have experienced disciplinary issues in regular Charlotte-Mecklenburg school settings are housed at Turning Point Academy. The school has counseling resources that are there to help kids so that they can eventually go back to their former schools.

School Accidents
If your child was injured during an accident at school, you should contact a Charlotte, North Carolina personal injury law firm to determine whether you have grounds for filing an injuries to a minor claim.

School accidents do happen. However, if the school or another party was negligent in causing the injury accident, you may able to seek damages for the harm that your son or daughter has suffered. Examples of injury accidents that can occur at school:

Slip and fall
• Playground accidents
• Pool drownings
• Injury accidents while playing sports
• Accidents in the classroom
• Accidents involving defective, hazardous, or dangerous items or substances
• Inadequate security-related accidents

Your child can also get hurt because of a crime that occurs on the school grounds. Fights between kids, sexual assault crimes, and other violent crimes have been known to occur. It is important that schools take the necessary steps to keep children safe.

House searched, teens arrested in connection with school pen explosion, Charlotte Observer, October 18, 2010

Student Injured in Small Explosion at Charlotte School, MyFox8, October 18, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Do I have a personal injury case?, Nolo


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