11 year old boy struck by lightning during football practice

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  1. Onslaught24

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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That Coach deserves to be fired.

    Prayers go out to the boy's family.
     
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    What was that idot thinking he sould be dead not th kid
     
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    It sounds like the coaches actually tried to ensure it was safe to take the field. If you live in FL, you know storms seem to roll in and out in the blink of an eye. Until/unless we have more evidence to suggest the coaches were negligent, I think this tragedy was simply a freak accident that could happen to any kid playing football in FL.
     
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    Did he gain the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury? No? Well that stinks.
     
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    Maybe he'll grow up to be a great conductor.
     
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    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    kinda hard to grow up... when you're kinda... you know... dead.
     
  8. Ziero

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    ...did any of you actually read the article? I mean really, it specifically states they monitored the weather before hand, saw little evidence that there was any actual risk and the lightning strike was completely unexpected. There wasn't any thunder or lightning before that strike and whatever devices were used said it was safe.

    But yea, blame the coach for a completely freak accident.
     
  9. Onslaught24

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    you have a point. florida's weather is quite unpredictable

    i'd be shocked if he didn't
     
  10. pud333

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    Exactly. The coach isn't the blame. Zeus is.
     
  11. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Didn't their field have stadium lights or anything? Shouldn't the lightning have been attracted to the highest thing around, acting as a grounding rod? How does a little kid end up being the thing that gets hit?
     
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    More likely to act as a lightning rod, not 100% of the time though.
     

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