SOUTHFIELD (Mich.) — On Thursday, a new lawsuit was filed in Michigan regarding the shooting at Oxford High School. The attack left four people dead and six others injured.
Ven Johnson, a Detroit attorney, announced the lawsuit on behalf of Tate Myer’s parents and other students who witnessed these shootings.
The lawsuit names Oxford High School’s dean of students as well as two counselors, three teachers and three principals as defendants. Indicated as defendants are also the shooting suspect and his parents.
Thursday morning, The Associated Press sent an email to the school district seeking comments.
On Thursday, Tate Myer’s parents Sheri and William filed the lawsuit in Oakland County Circuit Court. Chad and Meghan Gregory are also named as plaintiffs. Keegan Gregory was in hiding with Justin Shilling when Shilling was shot to death.
Lauren Aliano’s daughters Sophia Kempen (and Grace Kempen) were hiding in classrooms at the time of the shooting.
Ethan Crumbley (15), a fellow student is being charged with adult murder and other offenses. James Crumbley and Jennifer Crumbley were later charged with involuntary murder.
Prosecutors claim that James Crumbley bought the gun used for the shooting days earlier and that their son had full access.
The school is located in Oakland County about 30 miles (50 km) north of Detroit. The school reopened Monday, with its interior having been renovated since the shooting.
Jeffrey and Brandi Franz sued the district in two lawsuits filed in federal court and county circuit courts. They sought $100 million each. Riley, their 17-year old daughter, was shot in her neck. Bella, her 14-year old sister and a ninth-grader, was right next to Riley at the time she was killed.
The lawsuit claims that school officials and staff at high schools failed to do enough to protect students and prevent further shootings.