Suit filed on behalf of student injured by falling weight bars

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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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