Tidbit from a NYT article discussing the likelihood that the school is found liable for the mass shooting. The quoted part caught my attention.A majority of past school shooting cases featured some kind of warning in advance of potential violence, he said. But it is difficult in most state courts to meet the required standard of proving gross negligence on the part of school officials — that they acted in “wanton and willful disregard” for the safety or well-being of others, he said. “That standard has usually shielded school officials in most school shooting cases from civil liability.”
But the Oxford school system will most likely face years of litigation over the shooting, if recent history is any guide.
“I definitely think that there’s going to be a lawsuit,” said Mike Kelly, a lawyer in Northville, Mich., who specializes in representing students who face school expulsion — including one student who recently faced expulsion by another Michigan district for having a hunting rifle in the car he parked on school grounds.
“There is some culpability and responsibility here on the part of the school,” Mr. Kelly said.
I said before that punishing the parents will probably result in a bit of child abuse as other parents fear ruination because their kids are sad. I can forsee there being much debate around schools violating the 2nd amendment or whatever because they reported a kid who was looking up ammo for his hunting blah blah.