LAWRENCE, Indiana (WTHR) -- Parents are warned about the risk and cost of athletic injuries at school.
But what happens when something in the school environment makes a child sick? Who should pay the medical bills?
A Lawrence, Indiana mother found out, after a pepper spray attack incident in a hallway left her family thousands of dollars in the hole.
Christina Rees was inside one of the ambulances that raced to the hospital from Lawrence Central High School back in January. She was one of 15 students overcome by a pepper spray attack orchestrated by a group of underclassmen in a school hallway.
A joke to them that forced an evacuation potentially life threatening for Christina, who suffers from asthma.
Christina's mother, Suzanne, is now stuck with $2,500 in healthcare bills.