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07-30-13, 04:51 AM #1
Girl Suing Summer Camp After Expulsion For Kiss
WESTPORT — A 15-year-old Westport girl and her family have filed a civil lawsuit against an overnight summer camp in the Berkshire Mountains, alleging negligent supervision, breach of contract and emotional damages after the girl was expelled from the camp, allegedly for kissing a boy.
According to the lawsuit, on July 11 the girl attended a counselor-supervised activity at Camp Emerson called "court time," which is held on the basketball court and provides time for male and female campers to interact. The girl and a male camper reportedly took a moment behind the arts and crafts building to share a kiss, according to the suit.
According to the girl's lawyer, Rosemarie Arnold of Fort Lee, N.J., kissing is not against the rules at the camp. But Arnold said the girl was publicly humiliated and expelled from the camp the next morning by the camp director, Sue Lein. Her parents were called and told to pick her up at the edge of camp, where she was escorted by an armed and uniformed police officer, Arnold said.
(as opposed to an unarmed non uniformed officer? Although I do wonder why the officer was needed.)
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07-30-13, 05:51 AM #2
An "overnight summer camp" with a tuition of "over $12,000" for 2 kids!? I agree with the "not your ordinary camp" comment!Blessed are the the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. MATT 5:10
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