Burns v. Board of Education

In Burns v. Board of Education, 228 Conn. 640, 646, 638 A.2d 1 (1994), the plaintiff school child slipped and fell due to icy conditions in a main accessway of the school campus. In concluding that the school child fell within the identifiable person-imminent harm exception, the court stated that "unlike the incident in Evon v. Andrews, 211 Conn. 501, this accident could not have occurred at any time in the future; rather, the danger was limited to the duration of the temporary icy condition in this particularly 'treacherous' area of the campus. Further, the potential for harm from a fall on ice was significant and foreseeable." Burns v. Board of Education, supra, 228 Conn. 650.