Though a cheerleader assumed some risk when practicing stunts with her squad, her participation in the potentially dangerous activity is not a complete defense by her school district for liability for the serious injuries she suffered, an appeals court has ruled.

“Schools are required to exercise reasonable care to protect student athletes from unassumed, concealed or unreasonable increased risks,” Justice Leslie E. Stein wrote for a unanimous Appellate Division, 3rd Department panel.

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