The Uvalde School Shooting: A State Lawsuit Against Daniel Defense and Firequest International, Inc. Following a May 24 Shooting, the Parents filed a Prosecutive Action
The parents of the survivors of the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, have filed a federal lawsuit against the gun manufacturer, the school district, and the city for a host of allegations.
Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the May 24 shooting after an 18-year-old gunman walked into Robb Elementary and began firing into classrooms.
The complaint states that Daniel Defense did not conduct studies evaluating the effects of their marketing strategies on the health and well-being of Americans and did not look at the cost to families and communities like Uvalde, Texas.
An image of a toddler holding an assault-style weapon and a caption stating “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” were posted by the company days before the shooting.
The claim also says Firequest International, Inc., which manufactures accessory trigger systems, similar to illegal bump stocks, sells its products to untrained civilians, young adults and minors in Uvalde. These types of devices allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to automatic weapons.
“The Uvalde school shooter’s background check was clean, and Oasis Outback sold him the guns and ammunition knowing he was suspicious and likely dangerous,” according to the legal document. The store owner and staff did not block the purchases because of their suspicions.
The man legally purchased two rifles at the local federal firearms licensee. On May 18, he purchased several thousand rounds of.308 caliber bullets.
A lawsuit against Uvalde PD, the principals and vice principals of a high school firearms manufacturer, has not responded to CNN
The principals and vice principals of the high school are defendants in a lawsuit. CNN reached out to the attorney who was representing them.
“While Uvalde PD did make an early attempt to breach the classroom, they retreated and never tried again. The claim said that the scene remained active and active shooter protocols required UvaldePD to do everything in their power to stop the killings and the shooter.
The lawsuit blames Pargas, the city’s acting police chief, as well as two companies and a third for the response to the shooting, saying there were defects in their products. The claim said that the radios used by some first responders were dangerous because they didn’t have adequate warnings or instructions.
Schneider Electric, the manufacturer of the door locking mechanisms, failed to lock as designed after being shut, according to lawyers.
Schneider Electric condemns the tragedy in Uval de in the strongest possible terms, a spokesman said to CNN. “We are reviewing this recent filing but cannot comment further on pending litigation.”
Daniel Defense, Oasis Outback, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, FireQuest International, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Pargas and Arredondo have all not responded to CNN request for comment.
On a Maryland teacher’s false-report stabbings investigation: The missing students and the teacher were found at a nearby cafe
A previous version of the story had an extra named plaintiffs’ name. That person is not a party in the complaint and the name has been removed.
A teacher at a school in Maryland is under investigation for making up a story that there were multiple stab wounds at the school, and walking some students off campus to a local cafe.
According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, a call was made about multiple stab wounds at Green Valley Elementary School. Monrovia is roughly 40 minutes west of Baltimore.
There had not been any stabbings in the school, but at least 27 students and a teacher were not there, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities soon found all the students and the teacher at a local cafe, the sheriff’s office added. All of the missing students were accounted for and reunited with their families and guardians, authorities said.
Earlier in the day, the teacher had allegedly attempted to call the front office to get permission to take students outside but did not receive a response and believed the school seemed “eerily quiet,” the sheriff’s office said.
The teacher then decided to lead the students through the woods up to a nearby cafe – a decision which authorities say she made due to her taking a part in emergency management procedures.
“As they are walking through the woods, she has the children remove any brightly colored clothing or accessories and removes her own brightly colored shirt to avoid detection,” the sheriff’s office added.
When a teacher was shot by a 6-year-old boy: “We are sorry, but the threat is not credible,” the school district said
We know that the students involved and our community at large were upset by the experience, so we are grateful that this threat was non-credible. The school district is sorry that this happened.
The teacher wasn’t arrested or charged in any way, and she was taken into custody. She was not handcuffed when she was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The school district said school officials held a meeting for parents of the impacted students to get more information and services for the children and will also have additional mental health staff at the school over the coming says for children and staff who need support, district officials said.
The student at the school described the terrifying moment the school was locked down after a teacher was shot by a 6-year-old boy.
“We were doing math … an announcer came on she was like, ‘lockdown, I repeat lockdown,’” said fifth grader Novah Jones, who was located in a different classroom. I hid under my desk because I was scared and I did not know what to do.
The teacher wounded in Friday’s shooting was in stable condition by Saturday according to the Newport News Police Department.
Authorities and the Newport News public school district did not name the teacher, but her alma mater, James Madison University, identified her as Abby Zwerner.
The boy was taken into police custody, after he accidentally shot himself, according to the police chief.
Drew said that there was an altercation between the teacher and student. A single round was fired and no other students were involved, he added.
Following the shooting, all students at the school were evacuated from their classrooms with their teachers and taken to the gymnasium, where they were with counselors and officers, Drew told CNN affiliate WTKR.
The Novah Case for a School Shooting in the 2000-2002 Period: A 14-year-old Student Takes His Own Life
Novah had trouble sleeping that night as she was worried that he still had a gun and could come to her house.
Novah is a child who was at school when a shooting took place. Shootings in US schools, while still rare when compared with other incidents of gun violence, have become far more common than they are in any other country. CNN analysed the number of school shootings in the year 2000 and found at least 60.
The elementary school will not be open on Monday and Tuesday to give the community time to heal.
It is difficult to wrap our minds around the idea that a 6 year old 1st grade student brought a loaded gun to school and shot a teacher, but it is exactly what our community is grappling with today, according to the Mayor of Newport News.
Authorities are “working diligently to get an answer to the question we are all asking – how did this happen? We are also working to ensure the child receives the supports and services he needs as we continue to process what took place,” Jones said.
The superintendent of the New Jersey school district where a 14-year-old student took her own life days after a TikTok video showed she was attacked by four other teenagers has resigned, the district announced.
One of the teenagers allegedly involved in the attack is charged with aggravated assault, two are facing charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and a fourth is charged with harassment, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said in a statement to CNN on Friday. Due to the fact that the students are being juvenile, prosecutors were not able to release certain information.
14-year-old Adriana Kuch was found dead in her home in Bayville, New Jersey, earlier this month, her father told CNN. A video shows a freshman student at Central Regional High School getting hit in the mouth with a water bottle, two days before her death.
The Central Regional School District is investigating the incident of the February 8 attack on a 4-year-old girl in New Jersey, according to the parlapanides spokesperson
The school district did not elaborate on any further details regarding Parlapanides’s resignation. CNN has contacted Parlapanides for comment but did not hear back.
“The Central Regional School District is evaluating all current and past allegations of bullying. The district contacted the Department of Education and will have an independent assessment of the policies to help protect students and staff.
After the video was posted, Adriana shared it with her father, along with threats she received online, he said. He told the school and police that he had filmed and sent the footage to them.
Three of the girls involved were back at school the same day, according to Kuch. The school did not file a police report with the department, according to him.
The father of two children at the high school told News 12 New Jersey that other children in the same school have had the same experience.
Dozens of students walked out of class on Wednesday in protest over the district not taking better action to punish the culprits of the recent school violence.
Parlapanides confirmed to CNN that Adriana was treated by the school nurse after the attack. The four girls who were allegedly involved in the attack were immediately suspended by the school and the school did not tell police about it, said the former superintendent.
The charges are usually based on the individual case, Parlapanides said. We always report all incidents to the police. A lot of the cuts and bruises were taken by Adriana.
I want the world to know what animals do to people, that’s what I wrote in a Facebook post on February 8. I will not sleep until their family has to watch them stand in front of a judge and plead guilty.”
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The four children accused in the attack have been released pending their future court appearances, according to the prosecutor.
Billhimer said he spoke with protestors at the school on Wednesday and offered to meet with them to hear their concerns. He said he met with Parlapanides Friday morning to discuss ways to improve the district’s response to incidents within the school.
Adriana’s sister-in-law, Jennifer Ferro, told CNN in an interview that the family does not want people to remember Adriana “as the girl who sadly passed away at the age of 14.”
“We want everyone to remember her as the fun-loving little girl we always loved being around,” Ferro said. “We don’t want people to remember her from how she died, more who she was as a person.”
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The data was published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and shows that teen girls in the United States experienced record levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk in recent years.
Responses for the CDC’s bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey were collected in the fall of 2021, offering the first look at trends since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many of the measures were not moving in the right direction. The director of the CDC’s division of adolescent and school health testified at a media briefing that the mental health crisis among young people continues. The findings are “alarming,” she said.
There is an ongoing and extreme distress among teens that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning.
Few measures of adolescent health and well-being showed continued improvement, including declines in risky sexual behavior, substance use and bullying at school. But most other indicators “worsened significantly,” according to the CDC report.
The Mental Health Crisis of Bayville, N.J.: After Jayson Kuch’s Death, School Administrator Triantafillos Parlapanides Returned
Among those tools are training for staff to recognize and manage mental health challenges, counseling and mentorship programs and others that encourage connection and intervention.
King urged Congress to address the mental health crisis of youth, as well as the importance of regular mental health conversations.
She said it was critical to talk with children about what they were feeling. I am asking our families to come together and look for signs which will lead to conversations with our children. Get to know them. Have these routine conversations all the time.”
Many of the challenges facing youth health and well-being are “preventable,” Houry said. I want to be filled with hope when I look at the futures of our young people.
Protests took place in the Central Regional School District along the Jersey Shore after the freshman’s death. It also spurred questions about the district’s response, and whether the administration had done enough to prevent bullying.
Michael Kuch has been saying on social media and in media interviews that his daughter took her own life because of the pressures of being bullied. He blamed school administrators for not doing enough to prevent abusive behavior.
Adriana Kuch was born in Toledo, Ohio, and her family moved around often because Kuch’s father was in the Army. Seven years ago they moved to Bayville, N.J. Kuch loved animals according to her family. She also enjoyed helping children with disabilities, jogging with her brothers and other outdoor activities.
On Friday, Central Regional School District Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides said in an email to the Daily Mail that Kuch had been offered drugs counseling at the school, but that her father had refused the school’s services.
Michael Kuch told the Daily Mail that he and his wife asked the school for help because their daughter was smoking pot with a vape pen.
The Central Regional School District, the Principal and Violating Vice Principal of Education, and a 14-Year-Old Student who Loses His Home
A statement on the district’s website said the “Central Regional family continues to mourn the loss of one of our children” and that “we are all praying for the family and loved ones and our entire community.”
New Jersey’s governor and his wife offered their sympathies to the family and friends of the man who died. “Every student should feel safe and supported no matter where they are,” Murphy said.
A lawsuit alleges that a student at the same school as the 14-year-old who took her own life received threats and was physically attacked after reporting them to the school.
She says she reported the threats to the teacher, but that guidance counselors are not always available. The student then met with the school’s principal and vice principal – an anti-bullying specialist, according to the state school directory – and reported the threats of violence made against her before she was assaulted, according to the lawsuit. But neither the school district nor the administrators that Olivia spoke with “performed a proper investigation or took appropriate action to address the threatening behavior,” claims the lawsuit, filed in the Ocean County Superior Court.
The school didn’t really want to deal with them as a conflict. The O’Dea family did not get protection from the police and they didn’t call it when they lost their home, according to the attorney.
A lawyer representing the Central Regional School District, Central Regional Board of Education, the principal and vice principal filed an answer to the lawsuit on February 10 denying the accusations. The plaintiffs are now beginning to conduct discovery, Ettman said.
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Racheal O’Dea, the girl’s mother, told CNN that her daughter was hit in the back of the head, neck, and back about 30 times and had a concussion. She underwent counseling for PTSD, six months of physical therapy, and saw multiple doctors, her mom said.
Parlapanides “demonstrated himself to be incapable of properly leading the school through situations like this,” Ettman said. “And it trickles down. The level of incompetence we’ve seen in our case and now with Adriana, it speaks for itself.”