Students on way to bowling tourney hu...

Students on way to bowling tourney hurt in crash

There are 82 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 5, 2008, titled Students on way to bowling tourney hurt in crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Longwood High School student was critically injured and two of his classmates were hurt but in stable condition after their car struck a puddle and swerved into oncoming traffic in Middle Island, Suffolk ...

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Middle Island, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2008
This makes NO sense.

If you leave school during the school day, with the school's permission, isn't that what they call a "field trip", which would require the school to provide transportation and - I don't know - maybe an adult chaperone?!

Since WHEN does a school ALLOW kids to sign out early and drive themselves somewhere?

If I was a parent of one of those children, that superintendent would be hearing from my lawyer.
Longwood Parent

Randolph, NJ

#2 Feb 6, 2008
guest wrote:
This makes NO sense.
If you leave school during the school day, with the school's permission, isn't that what they call a "field trip", which would require the school to provide transportation and - I don't know - maybe an adult chaperone?!
Since WHEN does a school ALLOW kids to sign out early and drive themselves somewhere?
If I was a parent of one of those children, that superintendent would be hearing from my lawyer.
It's just awful when people like you only talk about lawyers,lawsuits and who to blame. Especially about blaming those who were not even there. It IS very sad that these kids in our community were hurt. I pray that they all recover. That's what is important, not who we can sue. LEACH!!
Charles Darwin

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 6, 2008
Oh boy I can see it now. Letting minors leave a closed campus and getting hurt. If this was a school related event, why weren't they provided transportation? Where was the team coach? Schools do provide busses for their team sports. The inoccent woman that was hurt by an inexperienced driver will be calling 1-800-LAWYERS for sure. The school will be held accountable and will not let this happen again.
Danny

Englishtown, NJ

#4 Feb 6, 2008
A sad story. Keep all four victims in your prayers.
Ann

AOL

#5 Feb 6, 2008
I pray they recover quickly and fully .
Poor Judgement

Newark, NJ

#6 Feb 6, 2008
Sad, prayers for all involved. Two things though:
WHY is a bowling tourney taking these kids out of school? God knows kids today need every minute of schooling when looking at state scores!
WHY do we give teenagers cars and let them drive? Transportation should have been provided to this event, and being a school function, they should be required to take it. Kids, with other kids in their cars is a recipe for disaster!
just my opinion

AOL

#7 Feb 6, 2008
Don't forget ... school districts saving the taxpayers money is more what it's all about! Make cuts ...keep the budget down!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the boys and their families.
no way

Norwalk, CT

#8 Feb 6, 2008
I would never allow my child in a car with a 17 year old driver.
Bonnie

Bronx, NY

#9 Feb 6, 2008
Granted I feel bad for the kids and hope they make a full and speedy recovery. However, on the other hand - obviously another case of an inexperienced driver who's driving wasn't conducive to the weather conditions,
mom of a sports kid

AOL

#10 Feb 6, 2008
Since when is a bowling torny held in the morning on a school day???

I know my child's games and tornys are held afterschool and on the weekedends....

Something does not seem right with this scenario.

I hope all the parties involved make quick recoverys

Just my opinion.
Sue that district NOW

New Hyde Park, NY

#12 Feb 6, 2008
That is the only way idiots who are
in charge will undertand that what
they did was beyond stupid.
A huge lawsuit is needed and it
should be filed TODAY.
We trust our kids to MORONS.
Longwood Resident

United States

#13 Feb 6, 2008
Sue that district NOW wrote:
That is the only way idiots who are
in charge will undertand that what
they did was beyond stupid.
A huge lawsuit is needed and it
should be filed TODAY.
We trust our kids to MORONS.
You are a complete moron!! YOU ARE THE MORON!
There is a reason why it is called an ACCIDENT. It was legal with school policy and did not happen on school grounds.
God Bless the kids,and woman, I hope they all recover fast.
Jennifer Novara

Saint James, NY

#14 Feb 6, 2008
Prayers and good thoughts to the entire Longwood community, especially the bowling team and families of these boys.
Jimmy Crack Corn

East Hampton, NY

#15 Feb 6, 2008
We used to go to bowling for gym class our senior year and we were permitted to drive. It was a privilege, not a right, and the kids enjoyed it as a senior class perk. Tragedies do happen when kids are not careful but why should the rest of the students be deprived of their reward when its only one or two kids who do not follow proper safety precautions?

Accidents can happen at any time, whether someone is in school or not.
Sue that district NOW

New Hyde Park, NY

#16 Feb 6, 2008
Legal? You jerks make me laugh.
Legal for a 17 year old to drive
around other kids during school hours
with the blessing of the district?
A good old fashioned lawsuit is needed to stop this crap.
Jennifer Novara

Saint James, NY

#17 Feb 6, 2008
And honestly, if you don't understand how Section XI bowling tournaments work, don't comment. This is a county event and every high school in Suffolk that has a bowling team allows early dismissal for this one event. Regular varsity bowling matches are held after school like every other sport. People are so quick to place blame and point fingers. How about just concentrating on the kids?
SUE EVERYONE

Lake Zurich, IL

#18 Feb 6, 2008
Ah good old Long Island mentality, sue everyone! It is always someone else's fault.
Angie Monti

Riverhead, NY

#19 Feb 6, 2008
Sue that district NOW wrote:
Legal? You jerks make me laugh.
Sue from BALDWIN!!!!! Your name and town says it all, LOSER.
Wild Bill

United States

#20 Feb 6, 2008
Sue that district NOW wrote:
Legal? You jerks make me laugh.
Legal for a 17 year old to drive
around other kids during school hours
with the blessing of the district?
A good old fashioned lawsuit is needed to stop this crap.
so then kids would not be allowed to drive to school by your rules.
Police Cadet

New York, NY

#21 Feb 6, 2008
I didnt see any information about the condition of the drive that was hit. Apearently the innocent party only gets an honorable mention in this article.

"Oh boy I can see it now. Letting minors leave a closed campus and getting hurt." Its sad to think minors are allowed to drive, and not be responsible for their actions.

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