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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:03 pm

A new court ruling says Arizona schools don't have to supervise students as they go to or from schools.

A state Court of Appeals ruling Monday upholds a trial judge's ruling in favor of a Tucson charter school in a lawsuit filed by a young woman.

She was injured in 2003 when struck by a truck at a busy intersection's crosswalk while bicycling home from BASIS School Inc.

he girl was a fifth-grader at the time. She sued in 2013 after she turned 18.

Her suit alleges the school was negligent because it didn't have a crossing guard at the intersection.

However, the Court of Appeals says there's no general legal obligation for schools to protect students while they're away from school or not on a school-supervised activity.

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