The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a school can be held liable for injuries resulting from a child running into an unpadded concrete wall during gym class—an exception to the broad governmental immunity afforded to schools.

A unanimous high court said that the School District of Philadelphia’s failure to cover a gym wall with padding meant that it was on the hook for injuries sustained in 2012 by a 9-year-old student at Walter G. Smith Elementary School.

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