CBS- A boarding school in central Massachusetts is being sued by parents who claim the school’s Wi-Fi signal is making their son sick.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that the unidentified plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Fay School in Southboro. The parents say their 12-year-old son has “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome” and has suffered headaches, nosebleeds and nausea since the school activated a stronger wireless signal in 2013.
The family is seeking $250,000 in damages and wants the school to switch to Ethernet cable Internet or turn down the Wi-Fi signal, according to The Telegram.
The school said in a statement that a company analyzed the Wi-Fi and found the signal is well within federal safety limits.
“Isotrope’s assessment was completed in January 2015 and found that the combined levels of access point emissions, broadcast radio and television signals, and other RFE emissions on campus ‘were substantially less than one ten-thousandth (1/10,000th) of the applicable safety limits (federal and state).” the school said.
Well kids, it was fun while it lasted, but it appears it's time to shut down the advancement of technology. Yeah, I know the internet possesses endless value in the classroom, but fucking Matty Migraine over here has an underdeveloped brain. We can't risk giving him a nosebleed or anything. Maybe it's wrong for me to downplay "electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome". After all, I don't know what it's like to have it. It's possible that it really does has a negative affect on this kid's life. With that said, it's not on society to seize to progress just because one kid's brain hurts. Would it be inappropriate for me to suggest home schooling?
It's 2015, I can get the internet on a motherfucking aircraft thousands of feet in the sky. If WiFi really gives this kid nausea then his body should have already become acclimated to being nauseous all the time. There is signals flying over our heads, or into our phones, or between our ears literally all day. If your body can't handle that then it's a failure of evolution, not a failure of the school system. Survival of the fittest buddy. Adapt or die. I don't want to blame the kid, but those are some antiquated genes his parents passed on to him. I view electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome the same way I view AIDS. That disease is a past generations problem. We outgrew that shit. If you are the one person that hasn't then you should be isolated, if not quarantined. We can't risk letting a sickness from the invisible awesomeness that allows us to scour the internet from the most unlikely of places becoming a 'thing'. This kid is like patient zero for an illness that could take down the world as we know it. The last thing we should be worried about is integrating him into a public setting with a bunch of vulnerable children. We need to move this family to a house in the middle of the woods where he can live out the rest of his life as a member of the bottom of the food chain. Make no mistake, if you gave everyone else in that school the choice between this kid's health and the requirement of Ethernet cables to use 'Google' then we are looking at a unanimous decision. This kid is like a grandparent. He's not built for the age of the internet and he can't do menial tasks, like walking around in public, without being in pain. Unfortunately, much like the older generations, that doesn't bode well for the remainder of his lifespan.
P.S. ...Or this is just a blatant attempt at a shameless money grab. Got to respect the move of blaming invisible wavelengths for causing sickness.