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Ayala v. Philadelphia Board of Public Education
Citation:453 Pa. 584, 305 A.2d 877 (Pa. 1973)
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William Ayala, Jr. (plaintiff), a 15-year-old student, had his arm amputated after it got caught in a shredding machine in his upholstery class at his school in Philadelphia. The plaintiff and his father sued the Philadelphia School District (defendant), alleging negligence for failure to supervise the class, for supplying the machine without a proper safety device, for maintaining the machine in a dangerous and defective condition, and for failure to warn the students of the dangerous condition. The defendant moved to dismiss the case, raising governmental immunity as a defense.
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