According to court documents, a lawsuit accusing the prestigious Fay School in Southborough, MA of failing to accommodate a student’s alleged Wi-Fi sensitivity is headed to trial in August.
The family of “G,” a 12-year-old who attended the junior boarding school, says the boy suffers from a condition called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, which makes him feel ill when exposed to wireless Internet signals. The complaint filed in August claims that the Fay School ignored their pleas to find accommodations for G, who was experiencing dizziness, headaches and other symptoms in class. G’s lawsuit cites medical experts who attested to the validity of the boy’s electromagnetic hypersensitivity symptoms. Letters to the school from these experts can be read at these links:
This is an example of how symptoms from high powered WiFi routers in schools can vary both within a classroom and from classroom to classroom. The new school WiFi technology can also be directional in nature so children in the same classroom may even face different exposures depending on where ones desk is in the room.
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