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Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I am a middle school student and I suffer from ADD, Asperger's and a medical condition that causes me to sleep -- sometimes during school hours. Is there anything my school can offer to help me deal with these disabilities?

Answer: In some schools the counselor will handle this by pulling you out of your homeroom every day and making you mow the school lawn with a push mower as a punishment. (KOMO News, Ore. 6th grader says he was forced to mow school lawn)

2) Question: In my bedroom there was a quilt laid out to dry on a "clothes horse." I tumbled off of a bed onto the clothes horse and my head went through the frame. Then, when I tried to move the quilt, the clothes horse locked into place and now I fear I may be permanently stuck in this clothes horse. Will firefighters respond to a call from someone who has their head stuck in a clothes horse? 


Answer: Yes, hang in there. Firefighters will respond and can probably free you using bolt croppers. (BBC News, Derby student trapped in clothes horse rescued by firefighters)

3) Question: My 8-year-old has been gaining weight at a very extreme pace. Is there some weight at which the county will intervene and take my child away and place him into foster care?

Answer: 200 pounds. (The Associated Press, 200-lb 8-year-old placed in foster care)

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 28, 2011 at 01:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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