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Q: A teachers aid that was supposed to help a student organize his books, but instead introduced meth to him.....

The student was 12 years old in middle school, the teachers aid was in his first year of post secondary education (college). The aid was assigned certain students to help organize their lockers and books. Instead the aid asked the young man if he had ever tried meth before and they tried it under the stairs in the back of the school then immediately left the school went to the teachers aids home and continued to smoke meth, and they continued to smoke meth together for months.....obviously this had serious effect on the student he remains addicted today. I was just wondering if anyone would be in some way liable for this. It seems so wrong to me.

1 Lawyer Answer

Robert James Reynolds

Answered

A: This certainly looks like a basis for a legal claim against the teacher's aid and the school or others could very likely be liable as well, depending upon the facts related to hiring and training and supervision of the teacher's aid.

You should post the state where this occurred so attorneys can determine if the jurisdiction is applicable for their legal practice.

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