Friday, January 09, 2015

Teen Prank Costs Parents $48,630


The Canadian Press reports the results of a court case involving a section of the School Act that concerns intentionally destroying school property.

An unnamed Wellington secondary student locked a padlock onto a fire sprinkler head in the school which resulted in extensive water damage. The school district argues that the boy was negligent and he intentionally caused the damage. His parents argued their child did not intend to cause the damage and the school should have taken steps to prevent the incident.

The B.C. Supreme Court Justice ruled that had the boy considered his actions he would have realized that he might have broken the sprinkler. His parents must pay for the damage, court costs and interests.

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1 comment:

  1. Finally, justice well served!

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