The first lawsuit has been filed over the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting. Surprisingly NOT against the NRA or Marco Rubio. This lawsuit focuses more on the people responsible for letting the shooting happen (see Student Blasts Resource Officer Who Cowered During Parkland Shooting and NRA Fires Back at Broward County Sheriff).
Broward County Sheriff’s Department, your lawyers are on line two.
A 15-year-old who was grievously wounded in the Florida school shooting has filed notice that he will sue authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery.
A lawyer for Anthony Borges and his family says the sheriff’s office, the school resource officer, the Broward County school system and the principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School failed to protect students from the teen gunman who killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others on Valentine’s Day.
“Failed to protect students” is putting it mildly. For refreshing Report: Police Called to Parkland Shooters Home 39 Times.
‘The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the principal and school resource officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent,’ attorney Alex Arreaza wrote in the lawsuit notice on Monday. ‘Such action or inaction led to the personal injuries sustained by my client.’
The lawsuit is likely to be the first of many filed by survivors and victims’ families.
Think about this for a second. Borges took five bullets because he was SHIELDING OTHER STUDENTS. A 15-year-old. The SRO, whose job it was to protect the students, was cowering outside. While Borges was shot five times. Trying to protect 20 students. Borges is a hero. The SRO should never show his face in public again.
Which doesn’t even get into all the other gross incompetence that’s been reported. Hence this is the “first of many” suits to be filed. Maybe. Allegedly. “Hopefully.”
The next few weeks are going to be interesting. Not “Pelosi tries to recite the alphabet backwards” interesting, but still interesting. The media attention is all on the cast of High School Musical 4: F*** the NRA letting themselves be manipulated by left-wing activists totally taking a brave stand on guns. We’re then led to believe these kids utter words formed around ideas they totally thought up in their underdeveloped skulls full of grey matter. Not simply recited from a DNC fax. Right.
Back in Florida, the grown-ups are focused on the people who were actually responsible for the shooting.