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I wonder if some genius thought making some kind of loose knot at the end would make it easier to pull it, let it go without care, and the girl was caught by it. To be honest, I can see a rope-related accident easily, even if my earlier theory isn't up to par. The rope is, what, seventeen feet long? Pretty slim, too. Seems like an accident waiting to happen, to me. I've worked with ropes at work, with pulling wire. Loose rope is obnoxious to work with and tangle on a dime, particularly the thinner ropes. Not quite as bad as wire and jet line, though.
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animegirl2222 wrote:
Why would you attach a rope to a swing in the first place? And if they're referring to a 'rope swing', as in a swing made of rope, then how the hell could you 'choke' or injure someone with one of those enormous things, if anything the person who is on the swing would be more likely to injure themselves....


See picture earlier in thread.




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I bet his email was something along the lines of "it's just a prank, bro"


'Did you take her to the doctor? How is she? We were glad to have a doctor on our trip who could check her out or we also might have felt a need to take her in. I remember getting rope burns as a child and they are not fun! I hope she is doing OK,' the email said.

Hey, did you take your kid to a doctor to check out the injury we didn't contact you about but felt might have required taking her in to a doctor? ;p




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I wonder if some genius thought making some kind of loose knot at the end would make it easier to pull it, let it go without care, and the girl was caught by it.


That would make it even more unbelievable since it would have to go over her head and around her neck, from behind, as it went past then pull her in the opposite direction. Besides, they're essentially just pulling back a pendulum not pulling against elasticity. Letting go of the rope wouldn't cause a violent whiplash. It would just fall slack to the ground and be dragged as the swing went forward.

It seems highly unlikely that the rope would get up to neck level with enough force to wrap around her neck securely enough to drag her with the swing. And if it did she'd get jerked forward with the swing, not backward away from the swing.

I guess we'll see if anyone's story changes once someone in uniform is asking questions. Also, 16 kids and no one filming on their phone? Really? >.>



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That would make it even more unbelievable since it would have to go over her head and around her neck, from behind, as it went past then pull her in the opposite direction. Besides, they're essentially just pulling back a pendulum not pulling against elasticity. Letting go of the rope wouldn't cause a violent whiplash. It would just fall slack to the ground and be dragged as the swing went forward.

It seems highly unlikely that the rope would get up to neck level with enough force to wrap around her neck securely enough to drag her with the swing. And if it did she'd get jerked forward with the swing, not backward away from the swing.

I guess we'll see if anyone's story changes once someone in uniform is asking questions. Also, 16 kids and no one filming on their phone? Really? >.>





Perhaps. We still have an issue of a long piece of rope in the hands of a bunch of kids. Whiplash, knot, or not, it's not unexpected for someone to get tangled in rope while screwing around. If that happened. Yes, this story is strange. Hopefully, more info will come to light.
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aeb0717 wrote:
Perhaps. We still have an issue of a long piece of rope in the hands of a bunch of kids. Whiplash, knot, or not, it's not unexpected for someone to get tangled in rope while screwing around. If that happened. Yes, this story is strange. Hopefully, more info will come to light.


Tangled, sure. Wrapped around the neck from behind and pulled with such force that the injuries sustained were so severe the hospital notified police. Not so much. >.>

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CAN WE NOT TALK ABOUT ANIMALS BEING SHOT AT THE ZOO AND FREAKING RAPE PLEASE?
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"This is not the first time this has happened," she wrote to the principal. "During the the Tempest play rehearsal he was pushing and kicking her in the line that they were in."

According to exhibits submitted with the lawsuit, the school’s principal, Allison Buras, wrote back to the mother that she "would never want children hurting one another" and that she spoke to the boys about the alleged incident.

“It sounds like he may have pushed on the back of her leg to make her leg buckle, which is something the kids sometimes do," Buras wrote. "Rarely is that done out of meanness but more out of a desire for sport.”


Ah, I see. According to the principal she wasn't being bullied out of meanness. Just out of a "desire for sport".

Well then, no worries. -.-
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