A former public school pupil has launched a GBP 300,000 injury compensation claim against her school after a fall from a window left her permanently disabled.
Amy St Johnson, then 16, had been drinking at a Valentine’s Day ball when she fell 15 feet from her dormitory window at Oundle School, near Peterborough, after concerned staff sent her to her room.
She damaged her spinal cord as a result of the fall and now suffers from partial paraplegia, which could possibly lead to limb paralysis, and is unable to walk without the aid of crutches.
Now aged 20, Ms St Johnson claims that the incident was caused by a drinking culture among her fellow students and is suing the school for GBP 300,000.
The case follows reports in the Argus that a drunken teenage girl who broke a paramedic’s finger in Portslade has been ordered to pay him GBP 1,200 in injury compensation.