21 May 2009
Parents seek compensation after children injured in school
A group of parents whose children were injured while in school have said they are to take legal action in a bid to secure compensation.
Around 200 students were sitting SATs exams recently at Minster College on the Isle of Sheppey off the north coast of Kent when a heating duct fell from the ceiling and struck a number of them.
In total, nine parents have revealed they are seeking legal advice, the Kent News reports.
One of the youngsters injured in the incident was Rhys Sullivan, who was in hospital for two days.
He had to undergo a series of operations after fracturing his jaw and now has a series of metal plates in the side of his mouth.
According to his mother, Victoria Sullivan, if the duct had fallen two inches to the left, it could have either paralysed or killed him.
She said: "Rhys is a cheerful boy but he's still in a lot of pain. That hall should never have been in use."
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