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Students at Shiloh High School Treated by Gwinnett Fire Hazmat Crews

November 11, 2015

Recently, Gwinnett Fire hazmat crews were called in to treat several Shiloh High School students after an irritant was released inside a classroom, according to WSB TV. The irritant caused several students to cough and display other signs of exposure. Officials report that the exposure was contained to one classroom. After investigations, it was determined that the irritant released was pepper spray. A total of 11 students were assessed by the fire department and the classroom contained 28 students. All students were thankfully cleared and released to return to class.

Schools Can Be Held Accountable for Accidents Occurring on the Premises

Children and teenagers spend thousands of hours at school. You send your child off to school in the morning expecting that they will learn and grow as people. However, you never anticipate that they could be injured at school, but unfortunately it sometimes happens.

Some school zone accidents are just that—pure accidents. A child could sprain his or her ankle in gym class or fall down a few stairs after tripping on a shoe lace. Some school accidents are rooted in negligence. If your child has been injured at school and you believe the school might hold some responsibility, contact an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights as well as take the necessary steps to obtain compensation.

Schools Have a Responsibility to Keep Children Safe

Schools and daycare facilities are charged with a responsibility to keep children safe from harm. Unfortunately, not all schools live up to their duty to minimize risks to students. Examples of common school accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and falls due to slick surfaces, misplaced objects or lack of warning as to uneven surfaces;
  • Gym injuries due to improper use of safety equipment;
  • Slip and falls walking to class due to the school's failure to clear ice or snow on the sidewalks;
  • Falls on stairs due to loose handrails, poor lighting, uneven steps or other factors;
  • Chemical exposure due to improper safety protocols; and
  • Injury by fellow students or third parties due to a lack of security.

If your child has been injured due to the school's negligence, the school should be held accountable. It can be difficult to file a claim against the school as you will need to prove the school was directly responsible for causing the injury. Anyone whose child was injured at a public or private school should contact an attorney as soon as possible. While these cases can be complex, a competent lawyer can assist you in obtaining a full recovery for your child's injuries.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 39 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

If you injured in any sort of accident involving negligence, contact the Georgia Premises Liability Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm is dedicated to assisting those injured in all manner of traffic accidents across Georgia and in the Southeast and we bring over 39 years of experience to your premises liability case. The sooner you act after your injury, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Category: Personal Injury

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All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.