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Mother Settles Lawsuit Against School District for the Death of Her Child

The mother of a 9 year old Wyandotte student who died after falling off school playground equipment has settled with the school district and two other companies.
MIAMI, OK--- The mother of 9 year-old Alyssa Avila, a fourth grader, who died after falling off school playground equipment has settled a lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money against the school district and two companies.

Alyssa, died Aug. 19, 2010, after falling from an X-Wave, which resembles a teeter-totter, at the Wyandotte Elementary School playground. Alyssa fell from a section of the X-Wave that was in the air; when she stood up to get back on, she was hit in the head as that section was coming down, her family said in 2010. Alyssa was taken from the school in full cardiac arrest and died at a Miami hospital. An autopsy showed the cause of death likely was a severe concussion.

The equipment has since been removed from the schools property. After Alyssa death, at least six other Oklahoma school districts have either removed or kept children off it.




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