Jump directly to the content

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities - Part 1

A Louisiana court ruled that a school was legally responsible for the rape of a 12-year-old girl who had been allowed to leave school premises during school hours.

Key point 10-11. A church may be legally responsible on the basis of negligent supervision for injuries resulting from a failure to exercise adequate supervision of its programs and activities.

Negligence as a Basis for Liability

* A Louisiana court ruled that a school was legally responsible for the rape of a 12-year-old girl who had been allowed to leave school premises during school hours to return home to change clothing. A 12-year-old 7th grade student ("K.C.") was informed by school officials upon arriving at school one day that her skirt was too short and violated the school dress code. K.C. called home, but no one was available to bring her acceptable clothing. She told the office secretary that in order to obtain acceptable clothing she would have to walk home and change. The secretary instructed her to "sign out," go home, and change. As she walked along the street ...

Join now to access this member-only content

Become a Member

Already a member? for full access.

Related Topics:
Posted:
  • March 1, 2002

Related ResourcesVisit Store

Understanding Church Insurance
Understanding Church Insurance
Understand your church's insurance needs to be assured you have adequate coverage.
Reducing the Risk
Reducing the Risk
Keep your church safe from child sexual abuse.
Sex Offenders in the Church
Sex Offenders in the Church
Legal and safety concerns to address when dealing with a sex offender.
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws
State by state laws to report child abuse.