ERIC Number: EJ636974
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Student Suicide: Could You Be Held Liable?
Taylor, Kelley R.
Principal Leadership, v2 n1 p74-78 Sep 2001
Two legal theories inspire suicide-related lawsuits: tort claims of negligence and constitutional claims based on due process. A well-known case illustrates a middle-schooler's suicide and a district's negligence. Liability factors include duty, foreseeability, special relationship, danger creation, and immunity/contributory negligence. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
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