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    Default First Lawsuit Filed for a Sandy Hook Elementary Survivor

    Really pathetic what people will do.

    http://news.yahoo.com/claim-seeks-10...003646074.html


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    Wow. Just wow.

    Imagine not just being so grateful that you still have your child?

    How can you possibly predict that some deranged sicko is going to go in a shoot up an elementary school?

    And when we lock down and arm the schools, what makes them think the deranges sickos won't just move to a school bus or the grocery store or a daycare?

    People intent on causing that kind of harm will just find somewhere else.


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    What an absolute, disgraceful crock of sh*t. What crystal ball was that school district supposed to have to predict that he would do that? They had a safe, organized school, and each educator - including the ones who lay down their lives - acted in accordance with protocol. As an educator, I cannot bear the thought that there are some who think we need to turn our schools into armed fortresses. What are we condoning in our society if we were to move to that extreme? Better to build fortresses to contain the madmen than the innocent, as impractical as such an idea is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sketcher View Post
    And when we lock down and arm the schools, what makes them think the deranges sickos won't just move to a school bus or the grocery store or a daycare?
    Then you sue the grocery store or daycare center.

    Yuck. Just gross.


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    Great, just great. Since the school system is public, all the other people in the community - including the families of other victims - get to foot the bill for this litigation. Like any school system really needs to be siphoning money to lawyers.


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    They need to be outed. And I am sure they will, the adult legal guardians who will be receiving the payload.
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    Certainly the school district is not responsible for this tragedy. However, the survivors might very well have PTSD, and/or future medical need for counseling or support. I'm not saying the school should pay for it, but it is completely possible that one of those first graders that survived while all their friends died has present/future mental health issues because of this tragedy. They might go through times in their life where they can't work or need treatment and who is going to pay for that?



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    I'm guessing if this were a parent of a murdered child suing, you would all be saying they're trying to profit off their child's death.

    either way I agree it's nothing to sue over since it doesn't hurt the school, just taxpayers

    just hope the child never finds out about this



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth0552 View Post
    Certainly the school district is not responsible for this tragedy. However, the survivors might very well have PTSD, and/or future medical need for counseling or support. I'm not saying the school should pay for it, but it is completely possible that one of those first graders that survived while all their friends died has present/future mental health issues because of this tragedy. They might go through times in their life where they can't work or need treatment and who is going to pay for that?
    Well let me go out on a limb here... the parents should pay for it. Geez, why is life tragedy blamed on someone else? You can't guard against what life holds in store for you. The most you can do is be mindful and have luck. Terrible things happen to good people, you find a way to become stronger and carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth0552 View Post
    Certainly the school district is not responsible for this tragedy. However, the survivors might very well have PTSD, and/or future medical need for counseling or support. I'm not saying the school should pay for it, but it is completely possible that one of those first graders that survived while all their friends died has present/future mental health issues because of this tragedy. They might go through times in their life where they can't work or need treatment and who is going to pay for that?
    Many people go thru events in life that are horrific, and may need counselling. But you don't try to sue everyone, for events that are accidental, to pay for the counselling.


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    I watched the AirFlorida flight go into the Potomac river and barely miss the bus I was riding in on the other bridge. I had nightmares about flying for years - trouble crossing bridges as well. I paid for my own therapy - guess I missed out on a fortune since I didn't sue the airline for causing my trauma...

    Geez - some people will do anything to avoid having to deal with the consquences of life. Guess what - sh** happens and most of it isn't predictable or preventable. Learn to accept that and go on with life handling your needs as they arise. I'm sure many of those kids are traumatized, but I'm sure the school has already hired a large number of child specialists to deal with them.

    Sometimes it makes me sick to have to be a part of society these days.


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    What would be really f**ked up is if we lived in a society where it was legal to buy assault rifles and high capacity magazines, but not to sue for damages if someone used them on your child.

    So while it seems wrong to us, and we know that the school staff paid the ultimate price trying to protect those children, I would not begrudge anyone the right to sue.
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    Actually, they want to sue the STATE. Going for the deeper pockets, after all.

    I can understand the parents are upset and want to strike out at someone, anyone. Hopefully they'll find some peace and realize that sueing doesn't solve a damn thing, and drop the case.

    The one I find truly despicable is the ambulance-chasing lawyer. How much does he expect to make from this, in the [unlikely, or so I fervently hope!] event he wins the case? Scum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth0552 View Post
    They might go through times in their life where they can't work or need treatment and who is going to pay for that?
    I guess they would pay for it the same way any other person pays for therapy. Out of pocket, with insurance and with school based adjustment counselors and such. I'm trying to picture a scenario where you could use up 100M in therapy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    What would be really f**ked up is if we lived in a society where it was legal to buy assault rifles and high capacity magazines, but not to sue for damages if someone used them on your child.

    So while it seems wrong to us, and we know that the school staff paid the ultimate price trying to protect those children, I would not begrudge anyone the right to sue.
    They should have the right to sue the people who used them on their child. That person and his mother, who unwittingly provided the guns, are both dead. So, I guess it is ok just to go for the deepest pockets? Bullshit.

    How about we just make the assault rifles with high capacity magazines legal? Or is it better to have the ability to cause mass murder and then have someone to sue later?


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    I'm sure the attorney will get a big chunk of any settlement (depending on state law), and I bet there will be more of these filed too. It might be an intention to sue notification, which I think has to be filed in a certain time period, and that preserves the right to file a future suit. This happened where I lived, when seven students died in the tornado that hit the high school. One child's family filed an intention to sue, but I don't think they ever filed the actual lawsuit. I don't know if it's a strategy to get a settlement either.

    I'm not surprised by the filing either. I'm sure there will be others.
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    That's horrendous. These are parents of a *surviving* child--as sketcher said, seriously, just be happy that you have a sad, nightmare-ridden, but still goddamn living child to comfort.

    The intruder broke into the school; he wasn't invited in. The principal turned on the PA system as a warning to everyone in the building, and the child's teacher probably saved those parents' child by having that warning to get the kids into hiding and enact safety protocols. I am so filled with loathing for every asshat involved in this suit.


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    Gah. This makes my stomach turn.

    I really don't know what more to say... just disgusting.
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    disgusting.....but so American
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    This is really disgusting. This school did everything right - the murderer literally had to shoot his way in because the doors were locked & they didn't let him in. Not even to begin talking about all the heroes who saved so many children.

    Greedy, horrible parents who simply want a settlement; probably don't want this to ever go to trial, but like with so many lawsuits, they'll be offered money to drop it and it's all money in the bank for them, so why not cash in? Their poor child with parents like that.


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    They should sue every politician who ever pulled a sorrowful face, talked big about gun control and then chose his career over that issue. God knows, there are enough of them.


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