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Injury due to school horseplay not foreseeable to school

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that a private high school does not have an obligation to insure the safety of its students throughout the entire school.  Rather, it has a duty only to provide a safe environment when it is foreseeable that a student may be injured in a particular area of the school or as a result of a particular student's actions.  In this case, a student at a Catholic high school was injured as a result of horseplay with other students in a bathroom when he accidentally put his hand through a bathroom window.  The Court said there was no history of horseplay in the area where the incident took place or of complaints about the other student involved in the horseplay.