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NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues
The Chron ^ | 8/31/2010 | ap

Posted on 09/01/2010 7:23:18 AM PDT by fungoking

DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover.

Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.

On March 11, Dubois attached an electrical clamp to one nipple while another student attached another clamp to the other. A third student plugged in the cord.

Dubois was critically injured.

The New Hampshire Union Leader says Dubois' suit contends he suffered permanent brain damage.

Kelley resigned from his teaching position about a month after the incident. He declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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Maybe the brain damage happend before he hooked electrodes to his nipples?
1 posted on 09/01/2010 7:23:20 AM PDT by fungoking
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To: fungoking

That was my first thought. Pre-existing condition.


2 posted on 09/01/2010 7:24:34 AM PDT by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: fungoking

You can’t fix stupid.


3 posted on 09/01/2010 7:25:10 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: fungoking

How many kids does it take to hook up a classmates nipples to a generator?

Watt?


4 posted on 09/01/2010 7:25:37 AM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: farlander

Did this kid’s parents teach him not to stick tweezers into an electrical outlet? If not, he should sue them too.


5 posted on 09/01/2010 7:26:06 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: fungoking

Your kids are morons, but it’s the teacher’s and school’s fault?


6 posted on 09/01/2010 7:26:27 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: fungoking
I think he got the example of how to cook a wiener dog confused.
7 posted on 09/01/2010 7:26:38 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: fungoking
Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.

Fire bad! Arrrgggg.

8 posted on 09/01/2010 7:26:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fungoking

The sad part is they’ll get a settlement. Probably $15,000+/-.


9 posted on 09/01/2010 7:27:01 AM PDT by albie
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To: fungoking

This was a high school student? OK. We are in such deep trouble.


10 posted on 09/01/2010 7:27:59 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: fungoking

Shucks;we missed another Darwin Awards candidate!


11 posted on 09/01/2010 7:28:31 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: jessduntno

ROTFL!


12 posted on 09/01/2010 7:29:14 AM PDT by library user
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To: fungoking

are they still sending problem pupils to shop classes.


13 posted on 09/01/2010 7:29:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: fungoking

I think this is genetic,one needs to examine the parents.


14 posted on 09/01/2010 7:29:36 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: fungoking

I think this is the very same method Obama uses when he needs to think up policy.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 7:29:42 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (The Obama Presidency, just over a year old, and already the worst in history)
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To: fungoking

This is the end of electrical trades classes.


16 posted on 09/01/2010 7:29:45 AM PDT by ElayneJ (ui)
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To: fungoking

How did anyone that stupid ever make it to high school?


17 posted on 09/01/2010 7:30:02 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: fungoking

sounds like the classic “I’m a moron so I’m going to sue you for my stupidity” defense.... must be liberals....so that makes it ok then. /sarcasm


18 posted on 09/01/2010 7:30:08 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Piquaboy
How did anyone that stupid ever make it to high school?

Everybody's passed along.

A fern could finish in the top half of the class.

19 posted on 09/01/2010 7:31:14 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fungoking
I would be embarrassed to bring the suit. It would be humiliating to have a child as stupid as this boy.
20 posted on 09/01/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT by svcw (Everyday the enemy tries to offer you an apple, when God has already given us an orchard.)
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To: fungoking

You know guys, the kid has a point. The teacher clearly never said;

“Do NOT split the cord, attach alligator clips to the ends, and then clamp an alligator clip onto each nipple, and then plug it into the wall socket. The current right across your heart could be dangerous.”

We should have to give this warning now,, if it only saves ONE child, isn’t it worth it???!!! (and please please know i was being sarcastic!)


21 posted on 09/01/2010 7:34:06 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: fungoking

So...the teachers is supposed to stand up in front of class and warn teenagers about connecting their nipples to electrical components? Of course, he should then warn about every other appendage, ‘cuz da chillen R 2 dummm to figgur dat if it ain’t gud 4 nipelz, it ain’t gud for da eerz, or da nutz, or....

Then, he’d be sued for sexual harassment or some such thing.


22 posted on 09/01/2010 7:34:14 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: fungoking

Brain damage? Too bad it didn’t sterilize him. Hate to think of that level of stupid reproducing.


23 posted on 09/01/2010 7:34:38 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: fungoking

The punishment for bringing forth stupid frivolous lawsuits should be electrodes attached to nipples.


24 posted on 09/01/2010 7:37:25 AM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: fungoking

Did they glue them on? You would think he’d have screamed and pulled the electrodes off. When I was an overly inquisitive young lad tinkering out in the garage I was shocked by household current thousands of times and I certainly never suffered brain damage.


25 posted on 09/01/2010 7:38:45 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: massgopguy
A fork or a boobie pin work as well, LOL,
26 posted on 09/01/2010 7:39:39 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: fungoking

Yep, I contend that both the ‘victim’ AND his parents had pre-existing brain damage BEFORE this incident ever happened!!

Darwin nominees! How stupid can people be?? Attaching electrical things to his nipples?!?!

SHOCKED, I TELL YA, I’M JUST SHOCKED.

(Oh, hush, you’re just jealous because you didn’t say it first. ;-)


27 posted on 09/01/2010 7:41:09 AM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: farlander

Wasn’t he in school to learn?

Did he learn his lesson?

I’d say the teacher should be given a bonus for a job well done.


28 posted on 09/01/2010 7:45:17 AM PDT by moovova
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To: fungoking

Hmmm, I wonder if these kids have ever watched “Jackass”?


29 posted on 09/01/2010 7:47:51 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Mark was here
"I think he got the example of how to cook a wiener dog confused."

Wonder how that would have gone over if he hooked up his weiner dog to the generator. :-P (ouch!)

30 posted on 09/01/2010 7:48:29 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: fungoking

Mobile phone footage of the incident was shot

U.S. student who electrocuted his nipples sues teacher...for not warning him it was dangerous

31 posted on 09/01/2010 7:56:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DouglasKC

Stupid SHOULD hurt.


32 posted on 09/01/2010 7:58:25 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: fungoking

If I were the judge, I would call the parents to the bench, have them lean in close and then slap them for bring such a trivial case before me. Then I would slap them again for bringing an idiot into the world and dismiss the case with prejudice.


33 posted on 09/01/2010 8:00:40 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: dead
A fern? Heck an inanimate carbon rod could do it!


34 posted on 09/01/2010 8:02:29 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: fungoking

If I was his parent, I would drop the suit so the public wouldn’t know how stupid my kid was...just sayin’.


35 posted on 09/01/2010 8:03:58 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: TexasCajun

This was my first thought, as well. All for a little YouTube glory. What a lost generation!


36 posted on 09/01/2010 8:09:21 AM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: massgopguy
Did this kid’s parents teach him not to stick tweezers into an electrical outlet?

LOL! I did that, only it was a fork and I was trying to hook a wire from the refrigerator for the ice maker. I thought I had disconnected the fridge.Wow! That was quite a shock!

37 posted on 09/01/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT by shiva
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To: DesertRhino

All children’s nipples should have warning labels. Do not attach alligator clips here, severe shock could occur.


38 posted on 09/01/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: massgopguy

Never tell kids not to stick tweezers in an electrical outlet; you might give them ideas. Just make sure your circuit breakers work.

I base this advice on having stuck a bean up my nose after my brother had to have one removed from his by the doctor.

(Totally unprompted, one of mine did the tweezer thing and one dropped a penny across the prongs of a slightly pulled-out plug. Circuit breakers worked fine.)


39 posted on 09/01/2010 8:35:29 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: fungoking
Buy the boy a rubber bra, Extra heavy duty shock resistant model.
40 posted on 09/01/2010 9:02:48 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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