Monday, September 6, 2010
Allegedly Partially Brain Dead Teenager Tries To Finish the Job - Fails
N.H. teen who zapped own nipples during shop class sues
The Associated Press
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. His hair was immediately permanently curled and his eyebrows singed.
The New Hampshire Union Leader says Dubois' suit contends he suffered permanent brain damage. The defendant School District responded that Dubois already had partial brain damage prior to the incident. It further contends this was caused by the teen's protracted use of drugs which it purports to demonstrate with the above photograph. Dubois's attorney has objected, saying the teenager in the photo is not his client but is Michael Phelps, the U.S. Olympic swimming sensation.
Kelley resigned from his teaching position about a month after the incident. He declined to comment on the lawsuit on the advice of his sister-in-law, a housewife in Ardmore, Okla., who declined an interview on the advice of her nephew.