The law is clear that the School Board has a duty to supervise its students. Pursuant to that duty to supervise, the School Board likewise has a duty to protect its students from assaults by other students. The School Board also has a duty to protect teachers and other school personnel from assaults by students and nonstudents alike. Similarly, the School Board owes invitees on school premises, including nonstudent invitees, the duty of keeping its premises in a reasonably safe condition.

When Mr. & Mrs. B sent their daughter to elementary school they thought she was safe. They relied upon the school, teachers and other personnel to protect their daughter. Unfortunately, the School Board failed to fulfill their duty of protecting S.B.

S.B. was sexually attacked and battered by several other elementary school students on the playground, while the teachers and teachers’ assistants sat in a shaded area. An eyewitness driving by the school playground saw the attack and promptly notified school officials.

Attorney Rudolph Browd referred the case to Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. based on their experience in this area of law and skills in handling this type of case.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. filed suit against the Dade County School Board for Negligence based on the School Board’s failure to protect S.B. from the other students and the horrible damages that resulted from the vicious attack on the minor child.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. was able to resolve the case prior to trial for an undisclosed amount which will provide the child with ample compensation to care for her medical and psychological needs for the duration of her life.