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Former Milwaukie cheerleader files lawsuit in brain injury case
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A $20 million lawsuit has been filed against North Clackamas School District by a former Milwaukie High School cheerleader who claims she suffered brain damage when she fell in a cheer stunt and hit her head on a floor mat. Alexis Lisle, now 16 years old, was held at shoulder height by four teammates when she fell backwards and hit a mat. The lawsuit claims […]

California school bus crash reaches settlement
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Orange Unified School District reached a $10 million settlement over a 2014 school bus crash in Anaheim Hills that injured five middle-school children. The crash occurred when the driver, Gerald Rupple, passed out and the bus hit a tree. The driver is facing felony charges in trial this February for allegedly concealing information from […]

Should our children’s school bus have seat belts?
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash, should we consider installing seat belts on school buses?   Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six elementary students and injuring over a dozen more. The school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment […]

5 Tips for Backpack Safety
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

If you have a school-age child, chances are good that you have heard them complain about the weight of their textbooks. While this may seem like mere inconvenience, backpacks filled with heavy textboxes could have long-term effects on your child’s shoulders, neck and back. Here are 5 ways you can help lighten the load on […]

Chronicling the Dangers of the School Zone
Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Los Angeles Times published an article detailing the various dangers and health hazards posed by our nation’s schools, including: Injuries: While gym class injuries remain a threat, inactivity may have more long-term health consequences for the population in general.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 3.8% of elementary schools, […]

More School Children are Suffering Gym Class Injuries
Friday, September 11th, 2009

Discusses trend of increasing incidence of child injury in gym classes