This academic affairs case involves a fourteen-year-old student at an Intermediate School. This student usually walked home from school. The student usually departed school at 2:15 PM. On the day the student was injured, her teacher asked her to stay after school and help grade papers. The student did not leave school until 3:00 PM. The young girl left school and had to cross an intersection to get home. On certain days of the week, there was a crossing guard at the intersection but the guard left at 2:45 PM on the day the student stayed late. The young girl was struck by a car trying to cross the intersection and the student suffered severe injuries.