Student Suicide and the Law: The Courts Are Reluctant to hold School Districts and Their Employees Liable


by Richard Fossey & Perry A. Zirkel - January 11, 2010

School districts and their employees are occasionally sued after a student commits suicide, but courts are reluctant to hold them liable for these tragic events. Thus, an educatorís responsibility to prevent a student from committing suicide is primarily a professional and ethical obligation and not a legal duty.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 11, 2010
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15893, Date Accessed: 11/30/2020 12:00:24 PM

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