TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A jury has awarded four million dollars to a
16-year-old Tampa boy whose arm was broken by a bully.
According to trial testimony, Danny Heidenberg suffered permanent damage in his left hand and likely won't be able to follow in the footsteps of his surgeon parents.
Danny was 12 when the other boy fell on his arm during a recess
football game in January 2004 at the private Hillel School in
Jurors had to decide whether Danny's injuries resulted from
unavoidable roughhousing between preteen boys or the school
faculty's inadequate supervision of bullying. The jury decided that
the faculty should have better supervised the situation.
School spokeswoman Hannah Lamport declined to comment.