Gyrfalcon: doglover: I don't think that's such a problem. They were already aware their son was in the hospital greviously hurt and they were en route. It's not like the school didn't contact them ASAP. And quite frankly, if you send your kids to boarding school, they're out of your family for the time and part of that organization. That organization has an obligation to its members when something happens to one.Tragedy, but compared to the Syria situation and stuff like that it's a non-issue.Yeah, mostly this. Welcome to the age where instantaneous communication is now possible. Yes, it was very sad that someone at the school jumped the gun; but would the parents be "suing the school" if one of the kid's classmates had found out and posted it on his Facebook first without the school's knowledge? Or would they now be suing the doctor for daring to pronounce the boy dead before the parents could get there first?I now foresee a whole new era of people being kept alive on breathing machines so this doesn't happen--"Yes, your son died 14 hours ago, but we didn't dare pronounce in case you felt like suing us because his friends wanted to tell you how sorry they were ahead of your official grief?"
Alonjar: He was at a boarding school.. the exact opposite of a day school.
doglover: Tragedy, but compared to the Syria situation and stuff like that it's a non-issue.
doglover: Tragedy, but compared to the Syria
99.998er: I am pretty sure the proper etiquette for cases like this is a singing telegram.
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