Suit filed on behalf of student injured by falling weight bars

SHARE Suit filed on behalf of student injured by falling weight bars
SHARE Suit filed on behalf of student injured by falling weight bars

A lawsuit was filed against a west suburban school district after a boy was hit in the face by falling weight bars during class earlier this month.

The suit was filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of Arturo Reyes, a student at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave.

It is alleged that on Nov. 10, while in a class in the school’s weight room, a vertical bar holding weight bars fell over, causing “several Olympic-sized” weight bars to hit Reyes in the face.

The four-count suit alleges negligence and willful and wanton misconduct. It seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

A representative from the Elmwood Park Community School District could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening.

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