chapter  12
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A student throws a pencil, striking another in the eye. A visitor steps in a pothole on the school grounds and injures his ankle. An intruder forces a student into a school closet and sexually assaults her. A student severs his finger on a saw in shop class. Another student sneaks out of school during school hours and is injured by a speeding motorist. A teacher sues the school because her supervisor described her lesson plans as unprofessional. Cases like these are the province of the body of law known as torts.1