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Missouri school district settles mud-pit injury lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Missouri school district is housed in a lawsuit filed by a 2011 graduate who was seriously injured when she stomped in a muddy pit at a school event.

The Springfield school district agreed to pay $423,106 Megan Taylor, who was 17 when she was injured during a back-to-school event in August 2010 at the Kickapoo High School. District spokesman Stephen Hall confirmed the amount, but said that the district does not admit liability.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that in the lawsuit, Taylor said that she was pushed from behind and fell on her face in a muddy pit with the others on top of her. Among other injuries, Taylor suffered four strokes, permanent brain damage, severe dementia, and temporary blindness.

She claimed in the lawsuit that the muddy pit that was not properly supervised and school employees is not timely relief.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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