School District Phasing Out Swings On Playgrounds Due To Liability Issue

Oct 9, 2014 by

RICHLAND, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – Richland schools are phasing out swings on the playground citing that they have caused most injuries of any play equipment.

“As schools get modernized or renovated or as we’re doing work on the playground equipment, we’ll take out the swings. It’s just really a safety issue, swings have been determined to be the most unsafe of all the playground equipment on a playground,” Richland School District’s Steve Aagard told KEPR.

The district also cited that pressure from insurance companies over the liability is part of the issue. Some of the swings have already been removed from some campuses and the rest will be phased out.

One parent shared that their daughter will begin school next year and she’s happy with the decision to remove the swings.

“When she starts elementary school, those swings can get crazy,” Muge Kaineoz told KEPR. “I actually witnessed an accident with my own eyes one time.”

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