Student injured in shop class is back in school, district says they plan to reopen the shop program

A spokesman with the Palm Beach County School District said Thursday that school police and a third party investigator have finished the investigations into the incident that injured two students in the shop class nearly two weeks ago.

But the spokesman said they aren't ready to release the findings.

The shop program will likely be reopened next week according to the spokesman.

This as freshman Justin Perez returned to class on Thursday in a sling.

"I have a couple of broken bones and a punctured lung," he said after school.

Justin was seriously hurt two weeks ago when witnesses say a car rolled onto him during the class.

"There are a few things that could change, but I think it is safe," Perez said.

Justin's mother says she hasn't been told about the investigation or what happened.

"I don't know what happened and I don't know what they are doing now so I am just going to withhold comment on that right now," Justin's mom Jaimie Paul said.

Justin is the third student injured in the class this year.

In September, Dustin Reinhardt was seriously hurt in the same class when a tire exploded.

He survived, but lost part of his eye and brain.


 


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