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2 teaching aides charged in school fight

New Jersey parents want to protect their children from harm. They expect a high standard of care when their children go to school, childcare, or extracurricular activities. Adults who are put into positions of taking care of children have a responsibility to safeguard the children under their care. Unfortunately some do not always live up to this responsibility. A significant child injury can have serious implications for parents.

A recent case in Florida led to three students and two teaching aides facing charges after a fight broke out in a classroom. The fight led to several chairs being thrown. Students captured some of the fight on video and police stated the footage showed one student kicking another. Two teaching aides have been charged with child neglect for failing to call for assistance or stop the fight.

Fights do break out in schools across the country, but teachers and aides are responsible for maintaining control in the classroom. In New Jersey, teachers and aides are in charge of the classroom. A teaching aide has a responsibility to the children under his or her care. A school may exhibit negligence by failing to have adequate training protocols for its staff.

If your child is hurt or injured under the care of a school, you may be eligible for compensation for your child's injuries. A teacher's aide who fails to stop a fight in a reasonable time can lead to serious injuries in a classroom brawl. It's important for you to seek proper support for child, but also to receive compensation for any long-term care.

Source: North Jersey.com, "2 teaching aides, 3 students charged after fight," Jan. 19, 2014

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