Teen Blames Teacher For Injury That Caused Vision Loss In Lawsuit

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - A teen is suing a former teacher he says is responsible for faulty exercise equipment which blinded the former student in one eye.

Eighteen-year-old Josey Cruse has filed a lawsuit against Aaron Ball, a health and physical education teacher at Madison Southern High School.

Cruse lost vision in his left eye after an exercise band he was using during a weightlifting class taught by Cruse snapped and struck him in the eye on April 12.

Cruse, who has since graduated, claims Ball failed to properly supervise him or maintain the weight room equipment.

Neither Ball nor acting superintendent Glenn Marshall could not be reached for comment

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Dec 31, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    I WOKE UP ONE MORNING SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND HAD LOST THE HEARING IN ONE OF MY EARS. WHO CAN I SUE TO GET JUSTICE?................. I always thought Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, looked cool with that eye patch.
  • by suz Location: ky on Dec 28, 2007 at 07:20 PM
    If this was your child, and he lost his eye sight, you would think different about the situation. No matter whose fault it is, it has to be horrible to think he will never see again and this will also keep him from doing a lot of normal things in life. Someone needs to be held accountable for what has happened. We send our children to school(because we have to or go to jail) and put our children's lives in other peoples hands, we expect them to be taken care of and it looks like in this situation someone failed to do so. To me a band such as this shouldn't have broke and probably should have been inspected on a regular basis. Our kids have to be protected and if it takes something like this to wake the school system up, so be it. This child deserves to have some justice.
  • by Cletus's Brother Location: Same Place on Dec 28, 2007 at 01:15 PM
    I guess the teacher was supposed to keep an eye out for the students.
  • by Tina Location: O'ville on Dec 28, 2007 at 12:10 PM
    At this rate within a couple of years the teachers will be completely segregated from the student population to protect themselves from getting sued. How can this be a good environment for the teachers or the students? - What a sad, sad world it has become..............
  • by Peggy Location: KY on Dec 28, 2007 at 11:51 AM
    Not funny,Cletus.If you lost an eye you'd be a little more respectful.This is a kid.Get some common sense.
  • by cletus Location: not richmond on Dec 28, 2007 at 07:47 AM
    wow...didn't see that one coming.

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