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Ayala v. Philadelphia Board of Public Education
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
305 A.2d 877 (1973)
William Ayala, Jr. (plaintiff) was a 15-year-old student in the Carrol School. Ayala’s arm was caught in a shredding machine during an upholstery class, and, as a result, his arm had to be amputated. Ayala and his father (plaintiff) sued the Philadelphia School District (School District) (defendant), alleging negligence in failing to supervise the class, supplying the machine without a proper safety device, maintaining the machine in a defective condition, and failing to warn the students of the dangerous condition. The School District filed a motion to dismiss based on governmental immunity. The trial court granted the motion, and the court of appeals affirmed. Ayala petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, J.)
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