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October 4, 2012 at 8:17 AM



Family sues school district after student burned by soup

Lawsuit claims school was negligent

Published On: Oct 02 2012 07:36:19 PM CDT Updated On: Oct 02 2012 09:12:34 PM CDT

BELOIT, Wis. -


The Beloit-Turner School District is facing a lawsuit after a student was allegedly burned by soup served in a school cafeteria.


The family of the 8-year-old said her soup was served at an unsafe temperature.


According to the lawsuit filed in September, the incident happened Nov. 29, 2011, at Powers Elementary School.


The lawsuit alleges the hot soup was served by a cafeteria staffer and spilled on the student's arm after she was bumped by another student while carrying her lunch tray to a table.


Lawyers for the girl's family said the school didn't instruct students on how to carry the unsafe substance, and school employees were negligent in serving the soup at an unsafe temperature.


It's not clear how badly the girl in this case was burned but the suit claims the girl suffered and will suffer personal and bodily injuries, pain, humiliation, embarrassment, worry, permanent disability, health care expenses and other economic losses as a result of the school's negligence.


District Superintendent Dennis McCarthy said because the case is still pending, school district leaders are unable to comment on it.


Family sues school district after student burned by soup

Family sues school district after student burned by soup

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WISC-TV tried to contact Derrick Grubb, the lawyer representing the family, but he was unavailable Tuesday.


The lawsuit is also asking for a trial by jury.


No date has been set for when the parties will be in court



  • LyTe684
    by LyTe684
    October 4, 2012 at 8:37 AM
  • notjstanothrmom
    October 4, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    I understand if the soup literally burned her really bad where she has a huge burn and will have a big scar, but if it's just some hot soup that made her arm red then they are going too far.

  • illinoismommy83
    October 4, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    So they want to take this to court to prove that their child made it to age 8 with no common sense?

    My 4 year old safely carries her cereal (with milk!) to the table every morning without spilling. If a 4 year old can carry a liquid then an 8 year old probably should be able to.

    So how do you get perma-disabled from a liquid burn on your arm? Doesn't perma-disabled mean she somehow lost partial use of her arm somehow? The soup must have been 200 degrees to DISABLE her.

    Wah wah. Someone is money hungry.

  • Punkie74
    October 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM
    Please Lord let them LOSE!!! Then I hope their daughter sues them for the humiliation of a court case!!!
  • atlmom2
    by atlmom2
    October 4, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    What a crock of shit. I am sick of frivolous lawsuits.
  • sweettigeress
    October 4, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Wow...and if it were cold they'd sue for not heating it up. People are so sue happy these days, it's sad. By 8 years old your child should KNOW how to carry something like that and I'm sure this isn't the first time this school has served soup. 

  • redress
    by redress
    October 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM
    What goops! The judge shd penalize them for wasting court time and money. The lawyer shd be petted w eggs...."pain, embarrassment, humiliation, worry, perm disability"?!!

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