Slade v. Bd. of School Directors of City of Milwaukee

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Section 1983 Action
Case Number: 
No. 12-2425
Decision Date: 
December 27, 2012
Federal District: 
E.D. Wisc.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendants-school officials’ motion for summary judgment in section 1983 action alleging that defendant deprived plaintiff (12 year-old student) of his life while plaintiff was attending school function at time of his death from drowning in lake. While record showed that defendants may have been negligent by allowing plaintiff and others to go into lake without providing lifeguard, said negligence was insufficient to establish basis for liability in instant due process case, which otherwise requires showing that defendants committed reckless act that resulted in injury to plaintiff.