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High Court Grants Shot Teacher Disability Retirement

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 614 | 0 | 0 min read

The Hawaii Supreme Court decided this week that a full-time public school teacher who was shot in the chest at school should get disability retirement benefits.  The state's education department had denied her those benefits because she was shot while teaching summer school. She did not pay into her retirement fund while teaching summer school, though she did during the rest of the school year. The education department said that Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 88 indicated that it needed to pay the teacher disability retirement only if injured in the course of employment connected t...

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