Anchorage School District Faces $4.5M Judgment Over Student Injury

The Anchorage School District is facing a $4.5 million judgment after being found negligent in a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was severely injured after falling at his school.

The Anchorage Daily News says Superior Court Judge Sen Tan in February awarded an additional $180,000 to plaintiffs for pain and suffering stemming from the 2009 fall of the 6-year-old kindergartner at Rogers Park Elementary School.

The name of the boy, identified only as N.M., was not released at the family’s request.

The boy’s injury was caused when he tripped and fell into what had been a clump of pine shrubs. A stick jabbed the frontal lobe of the boy’s brain.

School district attorney Howard Trickey declined to comment because a final judgment is pending and could be appealed.