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Student’s drowning case could establish what normal standard of care means for teachers, schools

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 12:11 PM | By Nathan Baker

Nicholas Mills, a high school outdoor education teacher, has been charged with criminal negligence causing the death of one of his students, Jeremiah Perry, while on a class excursion to Algonquin Park. It is alleged that the student died when he went swimming with classmates and drowned.

Of particular note is the allegation that the student had failed to pass a required swim test in order to be allowed to participate in such an excursion and certainly to go swimming. While undoubtedly a horrific and unfortunate...