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#1 posted 09-20-2012 09:32 PM


I am familiar with that event. I read that the parents sued the teacher, a master electrician with 12 years of teaching experience, as well. I read that he resigned. Of course, he may have been encouraged by the school district to resign. Or it may have disturbed him so much he resigned, I saw a Construction teacher do that after an accident.

I have been trying to find the result of the lawsuit as well. If you know of the result, I would like to hear it.

I play a news station video about that event when I present safety training to teachers . It shows cell phone video of the student electrocuting himself, an police interview of the teacher and the student. After seeing all of that report, I definitely don’t have enough information to decide if the teacher had any fault in the event.

My guess is the student wanted to show how tough he was by attaching the clips to his nipples; boys tend to like to show how strong they are. Having taught “shop” for 34 years, my guess is that he was not planning for electricity to be applied to the leads. But that is just a guess on my part.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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