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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:12 PM

Parents of girl shot at Indiana school sue gunman's parents

Source: Associated Press


Published 2:55 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018



Photo: Jenna Watson, AP
FILE - In this July 4, 2018 file photo, Ella Whistler serves as a grand marshal as she rides with her family in the Fourth of July Parade in Noblesville, Ind. The parents of Whistler who was shot seven times by a classmate at a suburban Indianapolis school are suing the young assailant's parents for damages. The suit filed Nov. 19 by Ella Whistler and her parents alleges negligence by the 13-year-old boy's parents led to her suffering life-altering injuries in the May 25 shooting at Noblesville West Middle School that also wounded a teacher. (Jenna Watson/The Indianapolis Star via AP File)/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) The parents of a 13-year-old girl who was shot seven times by a classmate at a suburban Indianapolis school are suing the young assailant's parents.

The parents of Ella Whistler allege that negligence by the boy's parents led to their daughter suffering life-altering injuries in the May 25 shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

The shooting ended when the boy was tackled by science teacher Jason Seaman , who was also shot and injured. The lawsuit alleges the boy's parents failed to prevent him from accessing guns and ammunition at his home.

The boy admitted to the attack. A judge ordered last month that the boy be held in state juvenile detention until he's 18 or deemed rehabilitated. The lawsuit was filed days later.



Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Parents-of-girl-shot-at-Indiana-school-sue-13447928.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:25 PM

1. Good. This is what it will take to stop daddy-gunners from

indoctrinating their kids into the gun cult.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:27 PM

2. Hope They Tag the Shooter's Parents With a Large Judgement

If you own a gun, and fail to keep your child from accessing it, you should be held responsible. Heck, they should consider criminal charges as well.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:40 PM

4. agreed

it's classic negligence (duty to act - parents securing the gun - where the failure leads to damage that was foreseeable).

Sorry for their daughter's injuries and I wish them well with the lawsuit and their efforts to set some solid new legal precedent in this area.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:22 PM

3. This should be done more often.

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