Student Hospitalized After Pushup Punishment Gets $183K
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Louisiana appeals court ruled that a former high school student who was hospitalized after being ordered to perform 200 pushups as punishment was rightfully awarded more than $180,000 in damages.
Former McKinley High School student Tristen Rushing was late to band practice in 2014 and was told to do 200 pushups as punishment. He was later hospitalized with muscle and kidney issues.
Tristen Rushing and his mother Melissa Rushing sued the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, McKinley High and the school’s former volunteer assistant band director, Jason Jones, in 2015.