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Published April 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

Fargo school absolved from medical costs for accident

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Fargo's school district won't have to pay medical expenses for a former student who rode his bike off a middle school stage eight years ago.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Fargo's school district won't have to pay medical expenses for a former student who rode his bike off a middle school stage eight years ago.

The boy's father, Thomas Moore, had argued the school should pay $85,000 toward his son's medical bills.

The boy was a 15-year-old ninth grader when the accident happened in May 2004. The boy and a friend were practicing a stunt for a school event. They jumped their bikes off a 4-foot stage. Moore's son fell and suffered head injuries.

A jury ruled the boy was 70 percent at fault for the accident.

The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that because the school district wasn't mostly responsible for the accident, it doesn't have to pay medical expenses.

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