US News Father of Brooklyn teen who died on class field trip gets call asking why son has been absent

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Man you can't put a price on this sort of tragedy... I don't know if he should get money or if the school should have to prove a higher standard of care. Things such as this really don't have a good solution but maybe it is equally his fault for not teaching his son to fucking swim.
 

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Some kids like me used to know how to swim, but alas, we drowned. I survived, and caught a bit of hydrophobia. Some kids just can't be taught how to swim.
 

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How is it even possible to drown? If I get into the water and just dont do anything I float on the surface. You need some special talent to actually manage to drown in not-moving water. (Drowning in a river is something different however)
 

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How is it even possible to drown? If I get into the water and just dont do anything I float on the surface. You need some special talent to actually manage to drown in not-moving water. (Drowning in a river is something different however)
I was sucked down into the water by something underneath the pool. Some people say it's a small vortex caused by water pumps that pumps dirty pool water into filters.
 

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So you are a ghost now? An internet ghost?
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

No, seriously, I drowned, I blacked out, I survived by being awoken by doctors and what gives...

Does that mean I didn't drown? Then what did I do?
 

Varine

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Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

No, seriously, I drowned, I blacked out, I survived by being awoken by doctors and what gives...

Does that mean I didn't drown? Then what did I do?

It means you passed out and happened to be in the water.
 

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Speaking on the original story:

It's always THAT kid who decides to do something "cool" that gets into trouble. The rest of the students who just did the boring shit ended up fine. The school field trip organizers no doubt expected all the kids to DO THE BORING SHIT like everyone always does. I would be surprised if they did anything that you or I wouldn't have done when organizing a field trip. That's my general rule of thumb. Could this have happened under my care? Probably... how am I supposed to stop kids from running off and jumping into a lake? F**** it, no field trips for anyone! This is why we can't have nice things.
 

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Speaking on the original story:

It's always THAT kid who decides to do something "cool" that gets into trouble. The rest of the students who just did the boring shit ended up fine. The school field trip organizers no doubt expected all the kids to DO THE BORING SHIT like everyone always does. I would be surprised if they did anything that you or I wouldn't have done when organizing a field trip. That's my general rule of thumb. Could this have happened under my care? Probably... how am I supposed to stop kids from running off and jumping into a lake? F**** it, no field trips for anyone! This is why we can't have nice things.


What's THAT supposed to mean? That black kid? Racist....
 

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What's THAT supposed to mean? That black kid? Racist....
Dan made no mention of race, that is an assumption you came to yourself

the kid got exactly what he asked for: he chose to swim in a lake where swimming is banned for being dangerous

from the information in the story I think it's absurd that the city should be sued - it's like drinking a bottle of bleach, and then your parent trying to sue the bleach manufacturer
 

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Dan made no mention of race, that is an assumption you came to yourself

the kid got exactly what he asked for: he chose to swim in a lake where swimming is banned for being dangerous

from the information in the story I think it's absurd that the city should be sued - it's like drinking a bottle of bleach, and then your parent trying to sue the bleach manufacturer

No shit.

Doesn't necessarily mean he should die; but whatever, way to express the exact same argument for the nth time as everyone else.

Your comparison makes pretty much anything else you say from here on out negligible to me. Also, does that bleach bottle have the factory warning saying do not drink while bleach manufacturers were overseeing him?
 

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Your comparison makes pretty much anything else you say from here on out negligible to me. Also, does that bleach bottle have the factory warning saying do not drink while bleach manufacturers were overseeing him?

You don't get to see bleach manufacturers getting sued for oversight of people drinking them, despite actually having warning labels on the bottles. I'm just talking about the part "Manufacturer getting sued."

I am going to digress from the topic.
 

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You don't get to see bleach manufacturers getting sued for oversight of people drinking them, despite actually having warning labels on the bottles. I'm just talking about the part "Manufacturer getting sued."

I am going to digress from the topic.

No shit? Well, I am flabbergasted and clearly my thought process was clouded by my belief that Clorox was routinely fighting legal battles.
 
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