School Board, Staff Not Responsible for Student’s Death in 2015, Judge Rules

After years of court proceedings, the Montgomery County public school system was found not responsible for the 2015 death of a 14-year-old Gaithersburg High School student, who died after an asthma attack in physical education class. On Friday, a month shy of the fourth anniversary of Taylor Walton’s death, Montgomery County Judge Nelson Rupp ruled that neither the local school board nor its employees was negligent in caring for her or was responsible for her death. “It’s an absolute tragedy what happened. … It just breaks your heart,” Rupp said during a court hearing Friday. “ (Bethesda)

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