LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A former student is joining a lawsuit against the Lakeville school district over injuries he suffered in a 2015 car crash during a Nerf gun game.
Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Hughes claims school officials should have taken steps to protect students from what they knew was a dangerous game. Hughes and another student survived the crash that killed Jacob Flynn and John Price. Authorities say Hughes was behind the wheel of a pickup that crashed after he reached for a Nerf gun.READ MORE: What A North Minneapolis Elementary School Is Doing To Help Traumatized Students
The parents of the teens who were killed are also suing Lakeville Area Schools. The Star Tribune reports law enforcement officials determined that Nerf Wars competition was a factor in the crash.READ MORE: 'This Cannot Continue': Minnesota Leaders React To Deadly Texas School Shooting
The district says the crash was not its fault and that the Nerf game was not a school activity. Hughes is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.MORE NEWS: 'They All Have A Different Story': Save The Boards Reminds Mpls. Of Impact Of George Floyd's Murder
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