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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

    "It's about living in a world that's safe," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2381733.html

    When they find that world, I hope they let us know where it is!!!! Evil can pop up anywhere at anytime, this is not the schools fault JMO
    I would be willing to bet that either the lawyer had someone approach the child's parents about filing suit or the lawyer did so himself. There is also a lot in it for the lawyer, don't forget that!

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    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

    "It's about living in a world that's safe," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2381733.html


    'Imo, we really will not know if the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre could have been prevented until the investigation is completed and the information is shared'. Imo, there were many red flags prior to 12/14/2012, and if it takes a $100,000,000.00 lawsuit to demand transparency and answers, while improving school security & safety for our children. Then so be it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabelle View Post
    I would be willing to bet that either the lawyer had someone approach the child's parents about filing suit or the lawyer did so himself. There is also a lot in it for the lawyer, don't forget that!
    So they sue, saying that their child was 'indelibly damaged' by hearing the attack over the intercom. FGS---that intercom being turned on probably saved their DD's life!

    Hearing that intercom warned the teachers that it was not a phony fire drill, but a REAL emergency. Many were able to lock down their rooms or move their students to safety.
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    Hmm... Looks like the atty had his license suspended in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

    "It's about living in a world that's safe," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2381733.html

    When they find that world, I hope they let us know where it is!!!! Evil can pop up anywhere at anytime, this is not the schools fault JMO

    Suing the state because THEIR child survived the attack. What the heck is next? They should be happy that their child is around, there are 20 families who are wishing their child survived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Dolphin308 View Post
    Suing the state because THEIR child survived the attack. What the heck is next? They should be happy that their child is around, there are 20 families who are wishing their child survived.
    I would have much more sympathy for a grieving parent whose child died because the classroom could not be locked down because there was a substitute. That would at least make some sense and maybe change procedures for the better. JMO

    But to sue because your surviving child is having horrible nightmares is ludicrous, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier View Post
    From the lack of information from the family and the family's mental health counselors, I 'm assuming this might be because there was a big lapse in therapy/counseling/medication on a regular basis throughout AL's 20 years

    And possibly no one wants to look bad, called negligent or incompetant that they fell asleep at the wheel guiding AL's treatment planning for his 20 years


    Or there is non-information due to patient confidentiality/privacy laws and maybe the family did everything they could and were very committed and regular on treatments

    AL sounds like a very stubborn guy, unwilling to make changes in routine, so AL could've pulled hissy fits to any kind of treatment his parents tried for him and they were content he was "harmless and docile" doing his thing in the basement so they might've abandoned the regular doctor/treatment appointments because he seemed "OK" in their eyes...and maybe they gave in to AL's demands because they got exhausted dealing with his fits and unwillingness to see what they're trying to do was all for his own good

    Maybe it's a combination


    Just my guess...
    Maybe there are professionals involved that are acting professional and not talking to the media.
    Maybe he was in regular therapy and the counselor/doctor told the parents to back off and give him more room to hopefully mature to a degree.
    Maybe the therapist encouraged the mother to leave him alone from time to time to break a potential dependence. Maybe it was difficult for Mom to leave her child but knew she had to as he got older. Maybe she did everything she was told to do and it didn't work.

    maybe, maybe, maybe

    we do not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    Maybe there are professionals involved that are acting professional and not talking to the media.
    Maybe he was in regular therapy and the counselor/doctor told the parents to back off and give him more room to mature.
    Maybe the therapist encouraged the mother to leave him alone from time to time to break a potential dependence. Maybe it was difficult for Mom to leave her child but knew she had to as he got older. Maybe she did everything she was told to do and it didn't work.

    maybe, maybe, maybe

    we do not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

    "It's about living in a world that's safe," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2381733.html


    'Imo, we really will not know if the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre could have been prevented until the investigation is completed and the information is shared'. Imo, there were many red flags prior to 12/14/2012, and if it takes a $100,000,000.00 lawsuit to demand transparency and answers, while improving school security & safety for our children. Then so be it...
    If they feel it's the right thing to do, why remain anonymous, hiding behind an attorney? (A rhetorical question, of course....clearly they are ashamed of their own greed and lack of gratitude in the face of those who lost so much).

    My own son survived a school shooting in which his vice principal was killed and his principal wounded. He spent hours locked in a pitch black, sweltering locker room waiting for the "all clear" and it never occurred to me to sue.

    As an aside, that incident "unofficially" changed the district's policy on the use of cell phones at school. They were strictly prohibited and students were given detention simply for having them outside of their backpacks or lockers prior to that day. I thank God that the teacher who was locked in with my son and his classmates exercised his judgment and allowed students to use their phones to text their parents to say they were OK. I can't imagine how I would have survived that day otherwise.

    Students were even allowed to use police scanner apps on their phones to learn that the shooter had fled the building and the immediate threat was likely over, although the teachers insisted that they stay put in the locker room until the police came to release them. I am so glad that my son did not have to endure those hours in abject terror, thanks to teachers with excellent judgment who knew which rules to follow and which ones to break in that harrowing situation.

    The "official" rule at school is still "cell phones remain turned off and in backpacks" during school hours, but it is not enforced unless a student is really causing a disruption. I am happy that the district recognizes parents' rights to know what's going on with their children during the day. I'm sure it is a hassle for teachers at times but having lost one of their own I think they see the big picture differently now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCmakes3 View Post

    The "official" rule at school is still "cell phones remain turned off and in backpacks" during school hours, but it is not enforced unless a student is really causing a disruption. I am happy that the district recognizes parents' rights to know what's going on with their children during the day. I'm sure it is a hassle for teachers at times but having lost one of their own I think they see the big picture differently now.
    I should clarify that I don't think that this is the case in the elementary schools, nor do I think that children that age necessarily should or could be allowed unlimited freedom to use cell phones in class. They are allowed in the middle and high schools, though. I get approximately 1-2 texts a week during school hours between my 12 and 18 yo sons, so I don't feel they are abusing the privilege.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

    "It's about living in a world that's safe," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2381733.html


    'Imo, we really will not know if the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre could have been prevented until the investigation is completed and the information is shared'. Imo, there were many red flags prior to 12/14/2012, and if it takes a $100,000,000.00 lawsuit to demand transparency and answers, while improving school security & safety for our children. Then so be it...
    When the investigation is complete, we'll still be unable to prevent these type of tragedies. Evil lurks everywhere, weapons are everywhere, drugs are everywhere and mental illness can be in every walk of life, treated or not. Sueing for large sums of money will not prevent these tragedies from happening. It may bring some new recommendations to school districts in regards to lockdowns, but will not prevent these tragedies from happening. MOO

    Where are we safe? AL could have ambushed into anyone of our homes, business, public park etc.

    What more can the school district do to prevent these tragedies by improving security????
    Last edited by flipflop; 12-29-2012 at 09:50 PM.

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    There's our motive. She told him they "were never ever getting back together."

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    When the investigation is complete, we'll still be unable to prevent these type of tragedies. Evil lurks everywhere, weapons are everywhere, drugs are everywhere and mental illness can be in every walk of life, treated or not. Sueing for large sums of money will not prevent these tragedies from happening. It may bring some new recommendations to school districts in regards to lockdowns, but will not prevent these tragedies from happening. MOO

    Where are we safe? AL could have ambushed into anyone of our homes, business, public park etc.

    What more can the school district do to prevent these tragedies by improving security????
    Other than a lock down plan and a ten minute plus response time by law enforcement what additional security measures were provided for the children, administrators, and teachers at the CT Sandy Hook Elementary School?

    It is time to remove the blinders. Imo, history repeats itself & it is not a question of whether there will be another school shooting, but where and when.... It is time for proactive preventative action..

    Many states are implementing enhanced effective safety plans as we speak.. These plans may not prevent school shootings, but imo, will prevent the magnitude/massive life loss, as witnessed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

    "It's about living in a world that's safe," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2381733.html

    When they find that world, I hope they let us know where it is!!!! Evil can pop up anywhere at anytime, this is not the schools fault JMO
    Quote Originally Posted by Isabelle View Post
    I would be willing to bet that either the lawyer had someone approach the child's parents about filing suit or the lawyer did so himself. There is also a lot in it for the lawyer, don't forget that!
    In the first article, the lawyer said HE was approached by the parents within a week of the shooting. I wonder if he's waiving his fees to help create a safer world?

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