View Full Version : Police, schools had no duty to protect Parkland school shooting victims, judge rules

12-20-2018, 06:35 PM
A Florida lawyer representing 15 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students says he is "exploring all of our options" after a federal judge ruled that law enforcement and school officials had no legal duty to protect students during a Valentine's Day rampage at the school that left 17 people dead.

The ruling came as a new report separately revealed that school officials rewound a school surveillance video as the massacre unfolded, confusing officers trying to track down suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz.

Lawyer Kristoffer Budhram filed suit claiming the 15 students suffered "psychological injuries" as a result of the attack. The suit claimed the school district and county either have a policy of allowing “killers to walk through a school killing people without being stopped” or failed to adequately train employees to respond.