By The Right Scoop


I don’t know about this one. It’s not like the school hadn’t taken security measures to protect their children. And something of this magnitude is so rare that it seems impossible to prevent without turning the school into a prison with iron bars on the windows and armed guards around the school. Teachers carrying concealed weapons could have certainly prevented deaths but we all know that even that isn’t full-proof.

I understand the children that survived are traumatized psychologically in ways I’ll never understand considering the horror that occurred in that school. But I don’t see how the school is to blame and it seems a stretch to turn this into a lawsuit.

YAHOO NEWS – A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.

The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard “cursing, screaming, and shooting” over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky.

“As a consequence, the … child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined,” the claim said.

Pinsky said he filed a claim on Thursday with state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., whose office must give permission before a lawsuit can be filed against the state.

“We all know its going to happen again,” Pinsky said on Friday. “Society has to take action.”

Twenty children and six adults were shot dead on December 14 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The children were all 6 and 7 years old.

Pinsky’s claim said that the state Board of Education, Department of Education and Education Commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from “foreseeable harm.”

It said they had failed to provide a “safe school setting” or design “an effective student safety emergency response plan and protocol.”

Pinsky said he was approached by the child’s parents within a week of the shooting.

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  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    heres a clue.
    blame the shooter.

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

      The shooter has no money. They always go after the deep pockets, unfortunately this means the taxpayers in this case. One thing I think is a problem is they apparently had a glass barrier that was simply tempered glass–you’d think they would have put up something bulletproof.

      The real problem is that when a person is suicidal and determined, they will take any means necessary to accomplish their goal. They’re planning to die anyway so they’ll take chances others wouldn’t think of.

      • Orangeone

        Tempered glass is likely building code.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

        Why would an elementary school put up SUPER EXPENSIVE sheets of Bullet-resistant Laminate? THAT is ridiculous…should they be explosive-resistant as well (since Columbine killers used bombs too)???

        Bullet resistant glass (Level 5 is minimum required to stop an AR-15/M-16) will run you AT LEAST $90 per SQUARE-FOOT. Do YOU want to pay for that? Was there a foreseeable risk that validated installing that kind of protection at that specific school?

        MOST Government buildings don’t even have that stuff installed, relying instead on heavy security to ensure bullets don’t even have a chance to make it that far. THAT is what needs to happen, and even then I still don’t think there was enough of a foreseeable risk for that specific school to spend that kind of money to prevent the tragedy that occured.

        • wodiej

          good point and facts. Did not know the cost of that kind of bullet proof glass. Get volunteers who have a handgun permit. Do a background check, make them sign a waiver, I bet they would be lining up to help out.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

            EXACTLY!!!

          • joyfulgiver

            How about the schools start hiring retired military personel that can’t find jobs in this horrible economy. They should be privately employed, not employed by the government at tax payer expense. Most schools have alotted funds for security in their budgets, they need to utilize these funds to hirer these HIGHLY qualified men and women and then let the public know they are there. First line of defense!

            • CPAguy

              That is simply too expensive and a loony suggesion given the risk.

              Simply, crazy people do crazy things. Spending hundreds of billions of dollars on unnecessary school security isn’t going to change that.

              • Orangeone

                It isn’t expensive if done correctly and far fro loony. Joyfulgiver and I agree on this suggestion. My district has done this for decades and it has served the community well. Although the original intention was not to prevent or deter school shootings that is certainly applicable today. Armed security also protects children from parental and stranger kidnappings, reduces drugs in school, physical violence and other crimes. There is fat in 100% of gov’t budgets. I would strongly argue that teachers and staff need to pay a higher percentage of their benefit package to free up taxpayer funds for armed security.

                • CPAguy

                  That is insane.

                  As they have always done, schools should set their own security protocols in accordance with the local environment.

                  Placing armed guards everywhere is illogical, detrimental, and more than likely counterproductive.

                • Orangeone

                  You are welcome to disagree but would appreciate respectful conversation. Banks have armed security, federal buildings have armed security, airports have armed security, alot of sporting venues now have armed security. It’s the unfortunate circumstances of a country that has more takers than makers and general disregard for one another.

                • tinker_thinker

                  So lets get the 11 guards at obama’s school fired. BTW there is no need and we can not afford the 6 body guards Jarrett has either. Hey, I’d rather my child be guarded than all the congress people and aids…they don’t need no stinkin guards.

                • CPAguy

                  Obama’s children go to a PRIVATE school. The parents pay for the protection.

                • tinker_thinker

                  So? We all pay for congress critters and their kids should be banned from private schools.

                • CPAguy

                  …sigh…

                • tinker_thinker

                  ***sigh…you seem to forget they BANNED waivers for the rabble.

                • searcher0

                  and now through hindsight the parents of sandy hook do not think it would have been illogical, detrimental, and counterproductive to have an armed guard protecting their children. would an armed guard have stopped lanza? we’ll never know, but we do know that not having one and the school being a ‘gun-free zone’ did not give him pause in selecting his target.

                • CPAguy

                  Probably not, crazy people do crazy things. A single armed guard (who is obviously not going to be very prepared for combat) is no match for a crazy person with a plan.

                • tinker_thinker

                  An armed good guy stopped him in his tracts so ya we do know it would have helped.

                • Greg Lantz

                  How much is a teachers benefit package? Can You tell all of us that please.

                • Orangeone

                  Go and look at your school districts budget.  Be sure to include all those holidays, vacation days and sick days to the cushy health insurance, dental insurance and other perks.  Also be sure to include any continuing education and tuition assistance, none of which are taxed.

              • CitizenVetUSA

                You’re blind to solutions.

                Mrs. Finestein can stop worrying about gun control because Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a no cost solution.

                Sheriff Joe Arpaio sending Highly Trained Armed Posse to Patrol Perimeter of Arizona schools within seven days at no cost to taxpayers.

                This will cause Maricopa County to change any school zone signs from: “Gun Free Zones” to “Crime Free Zones”.

          • Orangeone

            Retired law enforcement and veterans. Signing a waiver likely won’t hold up in court and unless specifically trained and experienced individuals are contracted with, opens up the district for even more liability.

          • Greg Lantz

            thay are lining up in Ohio, Utah, and other states. Janitors, teachers and other faculty. So much so that training facilities are booked into the summer.

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          To look at this another way, even if the lawsuit is not won by the client, a lot of money will have been taken from the pockets of the taxpayer. Money that could have possibly been spent better securing schools and hiring personnel to respond to a threat or situation, such as what occurred at Sandy Hook.

        • JoJo58

          You’re right. Why should the schools have to do any more than locking the doors and having to be buzzed in? It’s the nuts that need to be in the looney bin and criminals need to be put away. Enough with plea bargaining crimes down to misdemeanors and wrist slaps. Enough with lawyers playing games with the law. We should start going back to the Constitution rather than case law…which just happened to be started at uber liberal Harvard.

          • tinker_thinker

            So libs should concentrate on banning breaking the law. Problem solved.

        • sd12569

          that would be great if shooters buildings and targeted walls….duh…lock and buzz is cheapest and easiest way to monitor visitors…just home school all the kids…would be best…conceal carry and instruction for staff would work the very BEST

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

            Why did you respond to MY post with this??? I never made ANY suggestions, and yet you are coming at me with the “duh” statements. Go away…

        • searcher0

          here is an idea, how about if the teachers donate the money out of their salleries? i am sure that in CT they are well compensated for their work, so now it is time for them to give something back.

        • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

          You could also put up something SOLID instead of a nice big sheet of glass that’s easy to break. Hmmm?

      • Sober_Thinking

        Good points.

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        I agree.

      • JoJo58

        Not only does the shooter not have any money…he’s dead. But you are right about lawyers going after deep pockets. Hopefully, there will be a jury that recognizes greed when they see it.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      Nah. You can’t sue a corpse. Well you could, but you can’t get much money from a dead body. It’s easier to sue the folks who have the money to pay and the government has lots of other people’s money to burn.

  • Repubtallygirl

    Disgusting piece of crap of parents and low life trial lawyer.

    • Thune wow

      Before everyone goes off half cocked, is there a possibility that the thrust of this lawsuit might be the denial of the citizens second amendment right to protect themselves because of Gun Free Zones. These massacres are virtually exclusive to gun free zones. If this is the intent, i want to see it go forward.

      • las1

        Then they couldn’t sue the school, the Board or the Department… they’d have to go after the State for it’s wimpy gun laws.

      • Orangeone

        Election Consequences. The parents vote, the parents chose to live in CT and send their children to that school. Home schooling is always an option.

      • clockwindingdown

        It would not be difficult to make the case that by banning guns from the school campus the school was negligent in taking simple action to aid in combatting such a threat. I can easily see this being a second amendment issue. Doesn’t even matter if they hate the second amendment, that would not stop them from using it! If they did go this route it would be to societies advantage.

        I really cannot see an argument for banning weapons because the whole action of the perpetrator was illegal start to outcome. So trying to blame an incident based a foundational argument that never legally or possibly could have existed makes no sense, underage for hand guns, did not own hand guns, weapons were stolen. Although this may be the reason the “official” findings claimed all where shot with rifle rounds, which given early reports is hard to believe. It is hard to believe that officers whom are well experienced with rifle and hand gun rounds could make such a mistake…

      • deTocqueville1

        I very much doubt it. It is the trial lawyers and enrichment due to a tragedy.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I’d agree with the low life slip and fall lawyer, but calling the parents disgusting pieces of crap after what their kid and all the others went through is a bit harsh.

      • Orangeone

        Agreed but they are greedy. I’ve also heard that the family of the slain teacher is in talks for a multi-million dollar book deal.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Pitiful. God, how can people put a price on stuff like this?! I’ll never understand it.

          • Orangeone

            It makes me wonder how much of anything we’ve been told is really true or fabricated to collect on book and movie deals.  I truly hope those teachers tried to protect their students and I believe it is much more because of the nurturing gender than the profession.

            • tvlgds

              Well, remember how Jessica Lynch was made out to be a hero in Iraq? She set the record straight! She didn’t do any of the things the media claimed that she did.

              • Orangeone

                Amen!

            • 3seven77

              MOST of what we’ve been told by the media has turned out not to be true.

              First we heard there was a shooter at the school and another in the woods. Then we heard the shooter was the older brother, Ryan Lanza; hours later the shooter was correctly identified as Adam Lanza. We heard the mother and father were both killed. It turned out just the mother was killed. We heard the mother was a teacher at Sandy Hook and it was her class that was first targeted. Turns out the mother was not a teacher and had no connections to the school at all. It was reported that the shooter was wearing an armored vest. He was wearing a fishing vest. Lanza had no access to the guns, then yes, he had access – I don’t know which of those stories is true.

              What really surprised me about this tragedy was that crack “Investigative Reporter” Brian Ross didn’t find someone in the Connecticut Tea Party to blame the shootings on. Although I’m sure he checked their membership list first thing…

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            So sad… if that was my wife, I’d have to be on suicide watch. the last thing I would ever think about is cashing in. The very idea sickens me and hurts my soul.

            • Sober_Thinking

              Spot on!

            • TXLadyPatriot

              Same with me … very painful to watch this unfold. :'(

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

            It’s almost like they’re eating their murdered children like those animals on The Animal Kingdom…or like Zombies. It’s really sickening. The farthest thing on my mind, after my child was murdered in a school rampage, would be finding a lawyer and determining who to sue. Freakin’ insane…

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              No kidding. You paint a gross picture Brian, but it fits. :-(

            • http://profile.yahoo.com/GPAOQJ3YG2KM4AQKP6CW6UYZCI Zeke199

              Sadly & tragically, it is a race to the bottom…..of the deep pockets of those with money. Once the first 1-2 suits are awarded there won’t be any money left for those who eventually decide to sue. It’s wrong to sue PERIOD! True altruism would be to initiate & manage a grass roots campaign to place armed police officers at this & other schools. If it can happen in small-town or suburbia, think would could happen in urban schools with groups of disenfranchised & self-entitled kids/adults who eventually find their entitlements diminishing when economic realities terminate their govt benefits!

            • http://www.facebook.com/kramledyes Mark Seydel

              These parents child was not killed. He/She was “traumatized”.

              • 3seven77

                Would they feel better if the child wasn’t traumatized? If he/she responded as if this were normal?

            • Orangeone

              And this child survived!

          • PatrickHenrysBody

            Offering incentives to parents who would want to home school their kids would be a price to pay. Our re-educational system is in a shambles anyway. All that is being learned in today’s schools is what government directs to be learned, which can be anything. I don’t have to list the garbage passing as curriculum that is being taught in American schools. You can’t put a price on human life. However, you can put a price on what it would cost to better secure our schools and protect America’s children from further atrocities and the price would be whatever it would reasonably take. Banning guns would not be a reasonable alternative because all a criminal would have to do is use other implements of mayhem and murder to carry out his or her evil task.

        • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

          Keep in mind that’s coming from bottom-feeding agents who are TRYING to get a book/movie deal. The family could be hanging up in their face at this point. And I doubt that any of these things that ever do get published have a multi-million dollar pay off. They’re just not going to be able to sell enough books to make up such a royalty.

          • Orangeone

            You are correct, they tend to settle. Insurance rates go up on everyone because of it. I would like to read the Complaint to see what their allegations are and who determined the child will need $100 million worth of therapy.

          • Orangeone

            Someone had to consent to the lawsuit being filed. An attorney cannot file on their own without a client.

      • Repubtallygirl

        They are pieces of GARBAGE for using this horrific act to benefit them financially. The little girl heard ‘cursing and gunfire’. Turn on the TV, you can hear that in any given movie or TV show. Karma is a b!tch #justsaying!

    • aZjimbo

      Ditto.

  • keninil

    Maybe we need bullet-proof shelters in every classroom / lecture hall / gymnasium in the country so students and teachers can hide !! What a construction boom !!!

    • las1

      double “like” to you Ken

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Kind of reminds me of Israel. Maybe folks would finally get a clue. Works for me.

      • keninil

        During the nuclear scare in the ’50s they told us to hide under our desks. Maybe that’s the solution — make each desk a self-contained bullet-proof shelter, like the home these folks probably live in.

        • Nukeman60

          Telling our children and their parents that a ‘gun-free zone’ would make them safe is exactly what they were saying when they had us hide under our desks during a nuclear drill. Looking at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, I’d say there weren’t too many desks still standing after the fact. But they told us that made us safe, none-the-less.

          • keninil

            But those desks were “made in Japan” — cheap stuff. Ours were had cast iron frames.

            Kidding aside. Armed teachers/admins are really the solution.

    • Orangeone

      Doesn’t help with a bomb :( and that’s what the killers will do next. Their goal is to kill in high numbers and to kill the most innocent.

      • keninil

        No, most don’t want to kill, they want to be remembered for something, to achieve notoriety in some sense –> pretty sick tho.

      • http://twitter.com/alpipkin Al Pipkin

        Can’t get much more notorious than Tim McVeigh, but you’re right. Someone will try. The greatest number killed in a US school attack was from a bomb (45 killed-38 children-in Michigan in 1927). Someone will try and beat that gruesome record.

      • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

        I agree, and I believe that the killers are still out there, and their agenda is in the works.

    • BeyondPolls

      Just get rid of the public schools and the problem is solved.

      • keninil

        Stupid option!! Education, like anything always needs a base case. We also need an option for parents who don’t want to pay or can’t pay for educating their kids. The law requiring kids to go to school is a good thing, there has to be somewhere for them to go.

        Parents need to have input — part of the problem is that public school districts have become too large (too in-efficient) for relevant feedback from parents.

        • Orangeone

          I agree with BeyondPolls. If parents cannot afford to pay to educate their children, they should not be having them, period. People’s children ARE NOT the financial responsibility of the taxpayers, they are the financial responsibility of the parents.

          • keninil

            So then who do we sterilize when? Otherwise nature will take it’s course.

            • Orangeone

              I said nothing of sterilization.

              • keninil

                So what is the test for financial and moral responsibility. What happens when folks change their mind (late, late term abortion?) Do we use male and female chastity belts until people past the test ?

                • Orangeone

                  If they cannot support their kids and cannot arrange for assistance from family, friends, churches and other nonprofits bye bye kids until they can.  People do not have the right to constantly reproduce and dump that financial responsibility on to others.

        • BeyondPolls

          “We also need an option for parents who don’t want to pay or can’t pay for educating their kids.” It’s called homeschooling.
          “The law requiring kids to go to school is a good thing, there has to be somewhere for them to go.” No, it’s a terrible thing, because no government has the right to regulate any education.
          Until conservatives unite to completely end the public school system at the state level, we are never going to win anymore elections. As long as we continue to send kids to be brainwashed by liberals with agendas, conservatives will be vastly outnumbered before we know it.

          • keninil

            Note: they don’t regulate education in most African countries, how is that working out for those people ?? They didn’t prescribe it most places before 1800, most of the kids just went to work, is that the system you want? “Brainwashed agendas” can be fixed, somewhere, somehow, kids need to be funneled to learn the 3 R’s. Extend that to roads and have everyone build their own — another African solution. There are many “lawless” areas/countries in the world (Somalia is extremely libertarian) if that is your desire. I prefer a country with laws and Christian cultural mores.

            • BeyondPolls

              An excellent question. Let’s begin by remembering what American ‘public’ schools were created for in the first place: educating children in the Word of God and in morality.

              • keninil

                All for it. Bring prayer and ethics training back to public schools.

                • BeyondPolls

                  That would be nice, but I think government schools are beyond fixing.

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Check out the 5th item in the Constitutional Freedom Party platform: http://constfreparty.blogspot.com/

            • BeyondPolls

              Nice! Is this a new party?

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                Yes it is. It was just started in November. A lot of folks are frustrated with the 2 parties and in the mood for Constitutional Government as the Founders intended. We’re working on a website and hope to have it up soon, but until then, if you’re interested, we are on Face book :-)https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFP4US/

                • BeyondPolls

                  Sounds really interesting. How does one join?

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  For now, if you’re on facebook, you can ask to join the page and I’ll put you on. If you’re not on, I’ll let you know through here when our website is up. Thanks BeyondPolls.

                • MadAsHellJack

                  I have asked to join. Under the name Mad Jack.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Wonderful! Glad to have you MadAHJack!! It’s good to see you there.

                • BeyondPolls

                  Okay thanks!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  You’re welcome! :-)

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I can’t afford it, but I homeschool mine. Our kids deserve better than what the government indocrinates them with, and better than the bull crap that goes along with public schools. I still pay through taxes for public education, but have to buy all our own curriculum and supplies. We’ve been either unemployed or under employed for the past 4 years- yet it’s worth every last dime I have to teach my own. I wish more parents would consider it.

  • las1

    Did the school also fail to prevent children tripping in the school yard, or fail to prevent children sticking their tongues on a frozen fence post?

    I’m sorry, I just hate this culture right now. Unjust litigation in the wake of personal tragedy is just plain grotesque. And we should not buy it.

    • Orangeone

      That’s why our district no longer has recess, too many parents sued when johnny skinned his knee

      • las1

        Here in the more sane part of North America (hey! at least we don’t have an “Obama”… at least not yet) a school in the Toronto School Board was hard at work banning soccer balls and “all balls that weren’t made of sponge, or nerf”in the school yard. I kid you not!

        http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/11/16/parents-cry-foul-after-elementary-school-bans-balls/

        • Orangeone

          OMGosh a parent got hit in the head by a soccer ball. Ban stupid parents! Was the parent on a cell phone or simply not paying attention???? No wonder their is rampant obesity.

        • colliemum

          Och, that’s nothing! Here in the UK they forbade children the much-loved, ancient game “conkers”*), unless they wore safety glasses!
          One wonders how generations of children actually survived before the Health & Safety dictators arrived on the scene.

          ————-
          *) ‘conkers’ is played with horse chestnuts, which have been ‘treated’ by e.g. soaking them in salt water and then drying them. They’re on a string, and one tries to hit the other’s conker, by swinging them against each other, until one conker bursts.
          The ‘victorious’ conker is then played against another one, and so on and so forth, until the school bell rings …

          • Orangeone

            Gigglesnort colliemum! I’ve not heard of that game, “conkers”. Can picture Barky Boy and Crybaby playing “conkers” instead of golfing…

          • las1

            …until the bell rings, OR till someone puts their eye out. LOL

            An English friend told me that the British Public (and private I assume) School System is one of the most nasty places on earth. It’s amazing kids survive it.

            Years ago, many years ago, I was on a School Trip to the Middle East. There were mostly British school kids and Canadian on our ship all around the age of 14-18. I was absolutely stunned at just how horrible behaving the British kids were compared to the Canadian kids. I remember at the time that we all talked about it. It was not because we were so special, it was that the British kids were so horrible. I don’t know if they were taking the opportunity away from home to rebel, or felt powerful in a group or were rebelling against their school matron who was a piece of work in her own right.

            Maybe they were acting out the fine British tradition of being “masters outside their own home”. After all… you don’t become a great and powerful empire by being sweet and demure and submissive to your colonies. Maybe it is a European thing because when I lived in Holland, Dutch kids could also display bad behaviour in a group.

            If anything, I find Canadians sometimes too passive, and that’s just as irritating.

        • http://www.facebook.com/rhondakowald Rhonda Jean Kowald

          haha when i was in middle school they changed all of the balls to the sponge nerf balls and we were the first ones to use them.. while playing dogeball I broke two fingers with a sponge/nerf ball. I’m talented like that :)

          And on a side note no matter how hard the schools try to keep everyone safe, something is going to happen if someone is determined too.. busses, playgrounds, after school activities.. the problem is in ALL OF US.. we all tend to look away or not get involved when something seems strange.. And even this kid was gearing up and there was suspicion he planning on killing his mom or something along those lines… its hard to logically make the connection of killing his mom and going to go after children at school he did or did not attend… No one knows whats going on in peoples minds.. but we as a society need to stop blaming everyone else and start paying more attention and become involved if needed. And by having teachers have guns is the most INSANE Thing I’ve heard.. when is the teacher going to know its okay to shoot? What if they miss and take out someone else? And think about it.. one teacher and 30 something students.. if one or more of them is determined to take that gun from the teacher.. they will get that gun. It still is the safest to have schools be a no gun zone.. and putting in metal detectors in etc isnt going to help much.. have you ever walked around a school? There are so many access points.. from windows, to doors, to roof accesses, game fields.. etc.. People forget how lucky we are as a society to not have to deal with tragedies like this on a daily basis… think of these poor kids, families and well just they are people also.. that are overseas in some not so ideal countries..

          AND.. yes I have poor grammer and spelling.. I know it :) but that doesn’t make me an idiot.. it usually gives my friends and family a good laugh.. :) Oh, wait maybe I should sue the schools for not proper educating me and I’m just so traumatized about all the times I’ve been embarrassed about a grammer or spelling mistake..

          • las1

            while playing dogeball I broke two fingers with a sponge/nerf ball

            Krikey! … ooPs (bad spelling) … I mean Crikey!

            I hope not to be anywhere near you in an open field during a thunder storm. :)

      • las1

        What! That’s more whacky than banning soccer balls.

        Ugh!

        • Orangeone

          And they closed and physically removed a playground built at the elementary school in honor of a little girl who was killed because they didn’t want children crossing the busy road to go and play (yet they cross the same road to go to school).  The community was outraged over it.

  • TXLadyPatriot

    Yep … this is all part of the indoctrination process – not just for children, but adults too. The sad part of it all is that no one is paying attention to what’s really going on. Remember what Rahm Emmanuel said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” (paraphrased) … ~SIGH!~

    • BeyondPolls

      We shouldn’t let this crisis go to waste in our quest to end government indoctrination of children.

  • Sharon Mitchell

    “society needs to take action”. In the meantime, let me collect some greenback. Try to be thankful your child survived the massacre. Through his or her survival, count your blessings, not your dollars. Be thankful your child has the ability to go on and be a productive member of society, helping others along the way.

    The shooter shot himself into a very safe school, safer than most. I blame the dead shooter.

    • las1

      Oh… oh… so so true…. thanks for this excellent piece of common sense. Their kid survived, by God’s grace… what else do they want? Excuse me for this, but w.t.frig!

      • Orangeone

        Liberal greed. Let’s remember CT is a blue state and the vast majority of lawyers are liberals.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    People, parents hurt and they feel the need to act. I don’t know about what good suing the school can do- they most likely had all measures legally they could have.
    Blame the shooter. Speak out at the local governments for making it a no gun zone. Change the laws. Suing is not the answer.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWW2DQS_DU Booker T. (D – Utopia)

      Goodness gracious. What the heck are they suing for? Their kid survived. Other parents (who lost a child) are still mourning. But yet, even they haven’t sued anyone. Sheesh. Too soon. Waaay too soon.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Way too soon. I agree. The slip and fall ambulance chasers make me sick for these folks. I’d blame them.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

          Nope. There is no such thing as too soon when it comes to the law. In fact, waiting can have your case dismissed right away. The court sees your actions above all else. So if you act as if everything is fine and THEN change your mind, the court won’t allow it. So you cannot wait.

          Having said that, I think this lawsuit is misguided. The kid heard it over the intercom? Your kid is alive. The school didn’t do anything wrong. It’s the gun-free zone and the killer that they should be going after. Of course, the killer is dead, so they go after the school.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWW2DQS_DU Booker T. (D – Utopia)

    Ok, this is waaay too soon. Jeeez. $100 Million? Do you want to bankrupt the town?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Wright/100000043972222 John Wright

    Good for them. The school anticipated an attempt to enter the school to do harm by locking the doors after 9AM. They didn’t have an armed guard for forcible entry. So pay me for my childs horror!

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      I take it you forgot to add the /sarc. to your comment?

    • clockwindingdown

      Correct. The school for some reason, be it child abduction, or keeping local bums out put security electrical locks on the doors. That would indicate they saw some kind of a perceived threat. Where and why did they stop their security measurers?

      Did the school stop at electric locks or were further actions taken against threats? Had teachers been trained on how to react to breach of security? It is not like schools are safe zones, crimes do happen on campuses.

      All schools need a plan of action regardless of threat. They need several people that can quickly be armed whenever school has an event incase of a threat. These do not have to be teachers, there is other personnel on campus that can easily fill these rolls without having to hire more people.

      Do you have a plan for your home? What about incase of fire? Hurricane? Tornado? Flood? Earthquake? Toxin spill? What will you and your family do in an emergency?

      Was/is all being done that could be done? Safety is a thin vail we choose to live behind in our Country. In many parts of the world they do not have a choice to pretend they are safe. Tragedies happen everywhere everyday!

      • las1

        Sure tragedies like fire, earthquake, floods happen all the time. Atrocities, however, do not. Twenty shooting deaths happen every two weeks in Chicago, but no plan of action there is needed because they have gun laws. Is every school to lock kids indoors like inmates. If that’s the solution, then America is no longer America.

        I guess I just answered my question, didn’t I.

        • clockwindingdown

          This site use to be free, it no longer is… However one can see there are multitude of events happening all the time throughout the globe. The places that typically look quiet are also those with poorer infrastructure for reporting and acting on possible threats.

          http://www.globalincidentmap.com/

  • Rshill7

    I still don’t know how the shooter got in. Has anyone heard that? I thought he had to be “buzzed in”. Who buzzed him in? That’s what I want to know. I would also hate to be that person who did buzz him in. That would be the worst mistake of a lifetime which resulted in the ending of many lifetimes.

    • las1

      I think he broke a window to get in, if I remember correctly. Should have been shatterproof glass. The nerve of the school not installing shatterproof glass!

      Sorry Rshill7, I just can’t take the whining and the litigation over something as tragic as this… and from the parents no less. Now if they could pin it on Obama and Democrats for gun control… then maybe… but then you will hear the whistles and shouts from Democrats on how insensitive such a suggestion would be.

      My! How upside down America is right now.

      • Rshill7

        Apology accepted. I’m not sure how to react to this particular incident of ‘sue’age myself. I can’t get into their heads, motives, etc. It’s a tough call for me. I can’t decide. We home schooled our kids for most of their school age careers. I despise all public schools. I think they all should be sued for educational neglect…for starters.

        • las1

          Educational neglect… now that’s litigation worth getting behind!

        • Orangeone

          I like that new term you coined ‘sue’age

      • Orangeone

        They need to look in the mirror and ask themselves why they voted for the representatives they did at the state level, county level, school district level and why they didn’t pull their kids out of that school if they were worried security was insufficient.

    • Orangeone

      The shooter broke a window, was not buzzed in.

      • Rshill7

        Right. Thanks. I saw that in Las’s’s’s’s’s link. Also, I apologize for getting up in your grill last night. I needn’t have done that, and you are my friend :-)

        • Orangeone

          It’s totally okay, in fact our discussions give me pause to think about my position and how others view things differently so I appreciate our chat!

        • Orangeone

          BTW did look at records to figure out the why.  In MN if you employ someone at any time in your biz history you are permanently assessed the unemployment tax at the basic level.  Teaches me to have had interns…., wouldn’t trade that pay-it-forward experience for anything :)
          You know I’d be okay with an employer portion of the employee also had to pay their “fair share” like SS and Medicare.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Classic American thought process, here’s a suggestion, step up and if need be get your child help, and explain to your child reality is sometimes real nice and sometimes real ugly and learn to count your blessings YOUR survivor, survived.

    • Orangeone

      And if I made add, ensure that your child is well verse in faith and understands that there is evil in our world and that God is watching over and holding the lost souls close.

  • bjohnson55

    Knee jerk reactions like this and the attempt to ban guns by the Liberals can be expected from a lost society. We continue to lean on our own strengths, build stronger buildings, increase security and take away guns from the good guys. The more we turn from God removing him from schools, government and our everyday lives this kind of horror will happen more and more often. It will not be God making this happen it will be the decisions we make as a country that cause these things to happen. The root of the problem is in the mirror, I know I haven’t done enough in the past to reverse the tide, I am not blameless, how about you?

  • kateorjane

    “Society has to take action.”

    Can the lawyer explain how the schools/society are going to be able to do anything to actually protect children if they have to pay a survior 100 Million? Nased on this how much should the actual victims sue for?

    • Orangeone

      The lawyer is only after his/her 40% cut. The family is after $$$$

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    This is disgusting…

    Some people lost kids and are in mourning… Praying and seeing a bleak, childless future. We too are praying for them and for the kids.

    Some people’s kids survived. Those parents are thankful to God in prayer, and still pray for strength for the other parents who’s kids didn’t survive and also pray for the victims.

    Then there is this family. Who’s kids survived, but instead of praying to God in thanks. Praying for strength for the other parents and for the victims… Thought of $$$$$$ came rushing to their minds. While others saw this awful shooting as a tragedy, this family saw it as a “ca-ching – time to cash in” moment, and as I said, it’s disgusting. They would be ashamed of themselves, if they had any shame.

    • Orangeone

      Amen. But let’s see how many other families join in and make this a class action. After all, he who gets the case through trial and award first collects first. Book deals are already in the works.

    • BeyondPolls

      And we wonder why the Republicans are losing the culture battle.

      Do you want government run school systems training the next generation of Democrats or not?

      • Orangeone

        I do not. I see this as the perfect catalyst to close all public schools and allow us to keep our tax dollars that are going down the public education drain. Hummmm that gives families more cash to spend on food, medicine and other things they need. Problem solved, okay maybe not solved but it’s a start.

        • BeyondPolls

          Now we are getting somewhere. Republicans will never win until we begin fighting the public school system head on. Liberals know that this is their most precious tool. We have nothing to lose by opposing public education at the state level; it’s a Constitutional fight and will wake up the sleeping conservative giant: the evangelicals.

          • Orangeone

            I like it!  AmericanBorninCanada, could  you please provide your links to BeyondPolls.  I’m working on that piece for you on education and I think the timing is perfect!

            • BeyondPolls

              I’m really glad to hear from conservatives ready to end this government overreach called the public school system. :)

              • Orangeone

                You are in great company!  AmericanBorninCanada will provide you with some great links.

                • BeyondPolls

                  Thanks!

                • Orangeone

                  I understand the links have been provided.  Keep following, info is released pretty regularly.

                • BeyondPolls

                  Thank you!

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                Hi BeyondPolls- Welcome to Scoop :-) I’m another homeschool parent. A group of folks have started something new just after Thanksgiving… have a watch, you might like what you see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc1LkDs4HJM

                • BeyondPolls

                  Thanks! Will watch. :)

    • StandingGround

      My thoughts exactly, Wolfie.

      Well said.

  • Orangeone

    If I were on the jury, I would look to the responsibility of the parents. They chose to live in CT, they elected officials that instituted the 5th strictest gun law, they chose to send their child to that school.

  • 3d81

    We in the west live in a cotton wool society. We’ve become so detached from the realities of life.
    It’s a cruel dangerous world and life out there. No one and nothing is safe. Life is fragile and could be taken away from us be it at school, on the street or in the so called safety in the home. People die. Children get hurt and die. It is life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Indeed but if something. goes wrong must there always be legal action. My brother died two years ago there is not enough money to compensate me for his loss

  • Orangeone

    Like I said on the other post, just imagine if a child was killed by a teacher’s gun, $100 million would be lightweight damages and the case would have much more merit.

  • BHliberty

    Oh brother, I was wondering when the ambulance chasers would arrive! This is ludicrous!

    • demographicallychallenged

      They arrived in the mail after the names of the victims were released, and they could find and address.

      • Orangeone

        They were probably at the scene talking with the know-it-all media

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecilia.a.russell Cecilia A. Russell

    The trauma that the children witnessed will be fore ever in their minds. The parents should be on their knees thanking God instead of pursuing a lawyer. Since they did not suffer the loss what should be the most important, their child, all they can think of is what is in it for me.
    Along time a go as a receptionist a father called up that his son had fallen from a neighbors deck, the child wasn’t hurt but the father thought HE should be compensated for his son’s fall, even though the father was not injured.
    Thus we have parents who were fortunate ennough not to have lost a child looking for what they can make from this horrendous incident.

  • colliemum

    This is truly stomach-turning: ambulance-chasing lawyer and parents who have $$$$ in their eyes, even though their child survived.

    I don’t deny that this little girl was psychologically traumatised, as were the other survivors, I should think. However, children are resilient and can and will get through this, with the help of loving parents.

    After all, during WWII there were countless children who were exposed to far worse, and on a continuous basis. Just think of the Blitz of London, or think of the fighting in France – or even think of the German children. AFAIK, there were no lasting after-effects, because parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles showed them that this was bad, but that getting on with it was the only option.

    So the parents better think again – with such a case they are actually going to prolong this trauma, and are on the best way to turn their saved child into a constant victim.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Oh so well said mum!!!

      • colliemum

        Thank you for that, dear ABiC!

        I was a bit in doubt about posting this, because it could come across as very British, stiff-upper-lip and ‘uncaring’.
        But I do believe that children profit more from being with loving parents, who will lovingly tell them that life is hard sometimes but that dwelling on it won’t help.

        Obviously, if there’s severe trauma, professional help must be given – but after such a short time surely hugs, cuddles and lots of love are far more helpful.

        • Rshill7

          I have a stiff lower lip, but only when I’m pouting.

          • colliemum

            Heh – I pout with both lips …

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I love your Britishness! But you make so much sense here accent or not. Your point about kids during the blitz is right on and excellent. ((())s

        • Orangeone

          Many events leave children scared, including the tragic death of schoolmates in car accidents. We have teams of psychologists that go out to schools when this type of event occurs and remain as long as needed. I thought Newtown did something similar.

    • Orangeone

      So on point mum. And for anyone interested, just watched “Hidden Child” received through Netflix. It’s the true story of a woman, hidden in Holland, during WWII, she was a Jewish child and lived to tell her story. One need only look at her life to see how she took the unimaginable horrors and turned them positive.

    • StandingGround

      Exactly. I can understand your hesitation to post but for those of us agree who wholeheartedly, I’m glad you did.

      You and Wolfie with his thoughts of prayer, thankfulness and concern for those who lost someone have nailed it for me. Applause needed here for you both!

    • OlderWoman

      Your statement about WWII really hit home with me. Thank you for expressing it.

      America has been wussified. Other countries don’t seem to have the rampant kinds of crimes we have. We’ve been too comfortable. I blame the Democrats for this as they are ‘law-crazy’…they want legal restrictions on everything. They seem to think they are entitled to guarantees of whatever they think makes them safe and happy. Living in California helped me see how litigious people can be over the slightest matter. But, Life comes with risks. Millions of people worldwide have suffered far more than Americans and have recovered…gotten back up and gone on with their lives. I also think our Psychiatric community are partly to blame for labelling every little reaction to stress as mental illness. They sometimes prescribe dangerous drugs which cause murders like this. I do know there are some who truly suffer from chemical imbalances and need treatment.

      Americans need to be tougher and more responsible and stop blaming others for our losses and life-threatening situations. Many lawsuits are frivolous…such as this one. I sincerely hope they lose this or it never goes to court.

  • aZjimbo

    Typical ambulance chaser speak here. Bad enough all the tradgedy now a lawsuit so soon. Lawyers are the scum of the earth.

    • Vera Hamann

      If you want to sue, start with legislators that “released” mental cases in general population…..in the name of fairness and humanity. There is mental case in every community and he/she just waiting for a “bad day” to strike again. How about suing therapist that did nothing to “commit” Lanza to mental institution?

      • aZjimbo

        Same with the shooting in Az.

  • onejamesp

    The parents are as bad as the shooter

  • Sandra123456

    I too suffered emotional and psychological trauma and injury, when I learned that President Kennedy had been shot over my school’s intercom. I will never forget that day or what classroom I was in, or where I was sitting. Then A few days later I saw Lee Harvey Oswald murdered, live, on TV. Still waiting for my 100 mill…

  • objective123

    if the case does not have merit, nothing will happen. in our legal system, people have a right to bring a suit, also folks have a right to defend. hearing the comments below, should we prevent folks from doing that just because you disagree with their view? NO. The system will provide a checks and balance. Everybody needs to quit blaming folks and just let our system work. Sh*** happens. People die, govt can’t control everything. Hell they can’t even balance a budget.

    • Nukeman60

      Our judicial system will never work as long as there are liberal activist judges at every level from the local judges, through the district courts and US appellate courts, all the way to the Supreme Court justices. Once our judges lost that impartial air about them, the whole system started to fail.

      • Orangeone

        Correct. And if the killer’s parents were/are conservatives and the victims liberals look out, Holder will be on the way to punish, punish, punish the wealthy.

  • sjmom

    People do strange things when in a tragedy. Maybe mom needs some counseling herself or maybe she sees a way to make money. If I were her I’d be suing the Dems for trying to enact gun legislation because if the teachers and administration had been armed there would not have been the death toll we have now.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    I have mixed feelings on this one, dunno which way to think.

  • tshtsh

    Sad, at least they have their child.

  • kong1967

    I feel for the mom, but our society is being tought just to make someone pay even if they aren’t at fault.

    I know a woman whose son stole a truck from the gas station in the middle of the night. He was an employee of the station. He took the truck, without permission, and went mudding out in a pasture in the middle of the night. The idiot was drunk and drove off into a ravine and the truck caught on fire. He burned to death and wasn’t found for several days. She talked about suing the station because they were somehow to blame.

    Point is, we have to stop suing people that aren’t responsible. There’s one person responsible here. I’m sick and tired of people letting the guilty party off the hook, which is basically what the mother of the kid that stole the truck was doing. The Sandy Hook school was not at fault for what happened, so she should lose the case. Problem is, I’m sure she’s going to win because juries tend to think the state has bottomless pockets or even insurance has bottomless pockets. This is a problem.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Well said kong. BTW, it’s good to see you back here. I missed you.

      • kong1967

        Oh, thank you. I’ve been trying to stay away from the computer more. I miss everyone here, too….except the driveby libs. I get to talking politics and time gets away from me, lol…..and my stress levels go up.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          :-) I know what you mean. Welcome back.

        • WhiteGuy2

          mega dittos

    • demographicallychallenged

      I have heard there are suits pending against the Mother of the shooters estate. They are after anything that has a dollar sign attached to it.

      • kong1967

        That’s more understandable, but it’s not like the mother was directly responsible, either. Yeah, she could have seen the signs and had him committed. Yeah, she didn’t secure the guns and he stole them, but I don’t know of any gun storage unit that can’t be broken into if a thief wants the guns. And, the mother was murdered as well. I guess it’s better the victims get money from her estate than the government taking it all.

        • Orangeone

          I wonder if this would be happening if the mother had been on welfare. /sarc

        • Orangeone

          We don’t know the whole story yet. There is some indication that the guns were secured and mom was trying to have her son confined for treatment. It will be months before this information is truthfully released.

          • kong1967

            I agree, and what you’re saying supports my argument. I don’t believe the mother knew what danger her son was to the public. I kinda think going after her estate makes her a victim twice….although she doesn’t need it any more. It just makes it sound like they are blaming her, and I think that’s a crock of sh**. Or it appears like finger pointing except to the responsible killer. He’s a victim of society. I could just barf.

            …and, since when does the criminal actions of a man give victims access to his parents’ belongings?

    • Nukeman60

      There are two solutions to this culture of violence and degradation that we see in this country. Those trolls that keep screaming to ban guns are the same ones saying Benghazi is not important, Fast and Furious is not worth fighting for, values don’t mean squat, and everything this idiotic administration has done is just not worth worrying about.

      Personal responsibility and a return to God are the only two things that will change the quagmire that we sadly find ourselves in. If we continue to exclude God from our schools, our laws and our personal lives, we can d@mn sure believe that it will never change.

      • kong1967

        I dont’ want to argue against that, but one doesn’t have to believe in G-d to have morals and to treat others with decency and respect. I know some very decent people that aren’t religious, and I also have known some relgious people that were some pretty evil people.

        It’s not the guns in our culture that are the problem, but rather the culture itself. Teaching kids right from wrong and raising them properly goes a very long way. Church does teach good morals and to do unto others as you want them to do unto you. So I agree that would be a big help, but it’s no gaurantee because evil people come in all stripes and from all backgrounds. However, one doesn’t have to “believe” in order to learn to carry themselves with respect and honor. Society just isn’t teaching it any more.

        • Nukeman60

          Society just isn’t teaching it any more.‘ – kong

          Exactly. People who don’t follow the teachings of Christ aren’t Christian, even if they say they are (Obama is a prime example). And those that do follow the ways of Christ don’t turn out evil unless they turn from Christ. There is a strong correlation between the degradation of our society and the demand to keep God out of our lives. Just my opinion.

          • Orangeone

            If I may add, parents, or in the large majority, parent, does not teach their child(ren) truth, honor, respect, integrity, accountability but rather leaves discipline and social engineering to schools. We all know how the liberal machine takes full advantage of that!

            • kong1967

              I think you hit the nail right on the head. Parents are letting schools raise their kids. Many parents don’t go to PTA meetings, they don’t take an interest in their kids, they don’t have a clue what’s going on with their kids, and they let their kids run wild and do whatever the heck they want. This is exactly why schools have tried to take over parenting. Teachers cannot stand to see kids neglected by parents. Kids that aren’t fed, etc. Problem is, not all kids’ parents are bad, so they should stop trying to forcefully take over the parenting of kids that are well taken care of.

              To me, it all boils down to parenting and community. A well parented kid will triumph over life’s challenges pulling him off the right track. Not fool safe, but a good community offers less bullcrap to get sidetracked on. I wouldn’t raise my kid in NY or Chicago if you paid me $1 million to do it. Even a good parent can lose a child to the streets in those liberal asswipe cities.

              I do think it’s a little unfair to blame liberal schools. I blame liberal schools for brainwashing our kids to be liberals, but not for violence and crime. They don’t like crime any more than we do. However, I will agree that their methods of being soft on crime and always seeing the bad guys as the victims is enough to make me want to puke.

              • Orangeone

                Thanks Kong.  I’m on a roll today, absolutely fed up with brainwashing of the youth, like Ayers directed Barky Boy to do, and just like Hitler did in the 1930s and 1940s.

          • kong1967

            I completely respect your opinion, and degradation of society is definitely the cause. I have to disagree that the lack of Christ in people’s upbringing necessarily causes the degradation. Morals that are taught in the church should be taught in the home of every child….regardless of religion. The Ten Commandments are common sense guidelines, right? I was an athiest for the first half of my life and my upbringing still taught me discipline, work ethic, morals, and doing good things.

            I’m not trying to say church isn’t important. I’m only trying to say that parents need to be accountable to teach morals no matter what…..religion or not. For most people, fearing something larger than life itself is a good moral compass. Well, I’m not sure fear is the proper word…but you know what I mean. Being godless, however, does not make someone evil, mean spirited, criminal, or anything else unbecoming of a human being.

            • Nukeman60

              I understand what you are saying, but don’t confuse the difference between following the ways of Christ with the institution of Churches. They aren’t necessarily the same.

              Being Godless lends the opportunity to lean toward being evil, mean-spirited, and criminal.

              • kong1967

                I think I agree with that if there isn’t a strong morality figure in your life to keep you on the right track.

                I don’t want you to get the wrong idea and think I’m saying Christ isn’t important in keeping a moral society. But some people don’t feel convinced and that doesn’t make them immoral or dangerous. It’s’ the teachings they get in place of what the church teaches them, or the lack of any guidelines whatsoever.

                I totally agree that having G-d in your life is a great moral compass, but only disagree that it is absolutely necessary for one to be moral and a good human being.

  • Islam_Sucks

    “cursing screaming and shooting” … sounds like a chicago bulls game

    • jrt1031

      yeah, and the community aggitater is loving the fear that comes out of all this.

    • Orangeone

      Sounds like PBS

  • Yazz55

    Parent asks child…
    What did you learn in school today?

    Child answers…
    How to sue someone for $100 million.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    An ARMED GUARD in EVERY school would be cheaper

    BUT

    MORE IMPORTANTLY – lives might have been saved

    maybe the NRA has the right idea!

  • Biggbear52

    Now this is simply stupid. The school did as instructed by law. So if anyone is going to get sued, it should be the law makers for making schools unsafe by not arming the teachers and staff of the schools. So this young mother is an absolute moron and taking the easy way out by blaming the blameless. The lawmakers are forcing gun control as a form of citizen control as well as apparently population control. Because the idiot sicko’s target area’s they know are not armed. So this female is high unstable in her thinking and the attorney that pushed her into blaming the blameless should be disbarred!

    • Orangeone

      The parents and other voters are responsible because they elected the ones that passed the laws.

  • jrt1031

    The Catholic church and schools have been forced to pay billions for human crimes, why not the public government schools………. and when you think about how bankrupt the government is……..it just puts things into perspective of what these families will get in retribution.

  • DebbyX

    This mom should count her blessings!

  • deTocqueville1

    The trial lawyers at work again. This will no doubt become a class action.

  • wodiej

    We could sue every day for all of the harmful things kids are potentially exposed to and a school would not be first on the list. Sounds like a parent trying to scam money. Sickening.

  • Constance

    What a load of self-serving rubbish this lawsuit is. I want to see the adult(s) involved in this – hiding behind “Jane Doe” is not sufficient. Who are these people? Get it out in the open, and let’s have a look.

    • BeyondPolls

      But we can use it to our benefit and end the government indoctrination of children.

  • BeyondPolls

    Let’s bring down the government school system one brick at a time.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Well, if the answer to this moron filing the law suit is to have armed guards at every school in order to prevent this from happening again, then I guess the NRA was right? Not that you would get the liberals to admit that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GPAOQJ3YG2KM4AQKP6CW6UYZCI Zeke199

    Sadly & tragically, it is a race to the bottom…..of the deep pockets of those with money. Once the first 1-2 suits are awarded there won’t be any money left for those who eventually decide to sue. It’s wrong to sue PERIOD!

    When God was disinvited from our public schools all things contrary to God were invited in, whether intentionally or not. Guns in cops’ hands are an incredibly poor substitute for God in individuals’ hearts & lives!

    If it can happen in small-town or suburbia, think would could happen in urban schools with groups of disenfranchised & self-entitled kids/adults who eventually find their entitlements diminishing when economic realities impact or terminate their govt benefits! Some people view many welfare payments as pay-off to prevent social unrest, rather than to meet legitimate importunity.

    Settling for a lesser secular outcome, altruism might be to commence a grass roots campaign to place armed police officers at this & other schools. I generally hate the notion of police required at schools, but I first experienced it in the early 1980s in a staid & very safe midwestern suburban high school. If it was justified then (??) then people today could perceive it as mandatory.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CZSU2D67ODNZOKEZYHXONQ4F5Y John

      Children CANNOT be taught: “respect elders, be polite,one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself, etc”. Verboten!!!
      “It smells like from the Bible!!!”
      Libs pushed out God, now they (occasionally) arrogantly ask: “where was YOUR God?”.
      He WAS pushed out. Kicked away. By you, brainless heathens.
      the Law of Unforseen Consequences kicked you in the butt again, didn’t it?

  • Sober_Thinking

    She must REALLY be hurting (and who could blame her) for filing what appears to be an unnecessary and unwin-able case.

    Filing the lawsuit against the school is just plain wrong.

    • toongoon

      The article says that the state Board of Education, Department of Education and Education Commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from “foreseeable harm.”

      It doesn’t look like the school itself is the target of the lawsuit. I think this could be effective.

      • Sober_Thinking

        We’ll see. Heck, if someone can successfully sue McDonalds because the coffee is too hot… well, anything is possible.

        This just seems so wrong deep down… it feels like exploitation to me.

      • Orangeone

        The were following the law and this was not a foreseeable harm. If the school had received hundreds of threats and done nothing, that’s forseeable.

  • tvlgds

    Another gimmedat trying to capitalize on horror. I hope they lose.

    • Orangeone

      I hope they lose and I hope they have to pay the gov’t attorneys fees for filing a frivolous lawsuit.

  • Nukeman60

    While I can agree that having a ‘gun-free zone’ is not the proper atmosphere to protect our children from crazies that intend to do harm, I cannot see that this lawsuit has much merit. The school did do what it could under the set of laws that it is restricted with. There was no lax atmosphere in this school and no one purposely put the children in harm’s way.

    Rather than fighting 100 million dollar lawsuits that do nobody any good, people should be realizing that ‘gun-free zones’ have to go and we need to address the unprotected nature of our children, mostly caused by liberal laws that take away from the law-abiding citizens while making it easy for the criminal component of our society to get away with their deeds.

  • WordsFailMe

    I don’t know about a 100 million, but what is it that we pay takes for on these public school? To create places where our kids can be brainwashed by the current regime to believe that every thing is okay, inside every human being is a freedom loving, liberal American trying to express itself, where you can be beaten down by bullies and your only defense is to “tell on him” or dial 911? What is it that these public agencies are supposed to do when we pay for everything they do every cent of healthcare and retirement and they force our child’s attendance, then teach lies and perversions and have not a clue about what actual humans in the world are about?

    I don’t know about 100 million dollars. My kid was worth at least ten times that much to me and more.

    • Orangeone

      I think parents that are forced to send their children into a classroom with a gay or lesbian teacher, has their children forced to the exposure of planned parenthood and sexual relations between same sex individuals are traumatized far greater.

  • W. A. Whitestone

    For Schools to be really safe…
    1. All School entrances should be locked at all times and people buzzed in…
    2. All who enter must pass through a metal detector, a pat-down, a search of their bags and purses, an Xray of their innards,
    3. They must present their birth certificates, driver license and references from three School Board-approved citizens,
    4. They must pass a 30 minute lie detector test, a psychological assessment and national security screening.

    • Orangeone

      Or simply close all public schools.

      • WordsFailMe

        Let the state educate the welfare class-They have chosen to give up their right to choose. Let them suck up the left-over education from the public trough. The level of education for the teaching staff and the pay could be reduced and twice as many teachers hired. They could stop wasting resources and simple focus the curriculum on “social services in the community and how to get them.”

        The new schools could bring in the Obama-Phone woman as a guest lecturer… “…he gonna do more…”

        That would seem to be a viable skill in Obama’s America. Today I saw TV advertising by lawyers on how to get disability payments from Social Security, These shysters actually say,

        “And you don’t have to pay us until you get your first SS Disability check!”

        (Aside: You’re driving down a country road and you see two dead bodies up ahead: one is a snake, the other is a lawyer. How can you tell which is which? Answer: The snake is the one with the skid marks in front of it.)

        All other people, working people, should be able to re-direct their tax dollars toward schools who educate children in the manner that the parent(s) approves, not the slop, lies and distortions the State dumps into the public trough.

        • Orangeone

          Like your idea although my hope would be that the welfare kids would be properly instructed in respectful behavior, hard work and responsibility.  That’s what the work requirement in welfare reform was supposed to do for these worthless parents.

          • WordsFailMe

            The poor will always be. There will always be a part of humanity who simply have no concern with improvement or advancement. They will whine and moan and bluster, beg, cajole, threaten and complain and long for the old days when things were simple and fruit hung low in every tree…But, in a world where mind matters, the dull-eyed will not lift a hand to alter their own circumstance. They simply lack imagination, an inner spark of curiosity, a will to be more than they are.

            So that’s why I’m not holding my breath.

    • Orangeone

      I guess Barky Boy won’t be doing any school readings then…..

  • toongoon

    The lawsuit seems to have a emphasis on what her child heard over the intercom which doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. The lawsuit is against the Connecticut school board and with any luck it might force schools to put in place an effective safety program like they do with fire prevention.
    As of now there is no effective program and the children are sitting ducks in schools when they are labeled gun free zones.
    I compare it to Fast and Furius, the administration allowed for guns to be put where should not be and then expect to capitalize of the damage.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/29/connecticut-school-shooting-lawsuit-newtown/1797755/

  • JordyHunter

    This makes the McD’s lawsuit of the super hot coffee sane in comparsion.

    The real lawsuit that would need to come forward out of this massacre is if Nancy Lanza survived and at least the state would press several child neglect and abuse charges into prison for 20+ years.

  • marketcomp

    I completely understand this parent’s position. We send our children to school with the understanding that they will be safe and free from the dangers of the world. But on the flip side when school system announces and advertises, in their infinite wisdom, a GUN-FREE school zone then that is negligence on so many levels. Perhaps she should start with that feel good policy in announcing a gun-free zone like crazy people are going to comply because it’s stated. This parent should start with the national department of education and the local school system. She is hurting and someone, in my opinion, needs to take the responsibility for this!

    Moreover, there is nothing in Diane Feinstein proposal to address this very serious and life threatening situation. All that her, Bloomberg, and Cuomo support is going after the law abiding gun owners and not the mentally disturbed.

  • armyvet10

    I have typed, erased and re-typed this a dozen times, and I still can’t understand how this parent or any parent can put a price on their child’s health or life. As for the lawyer, well there are good and bad lawyers just as there are good and bad people. As so many of the participants of this thread have pointed out, how much more could this or any other school done to keep their students safe? How many parents have volunteered to be at their child’s school? How many of the schools have floor palns that channel students and adults to pre-established exits, giving an intruder more control of who exits the building? A military sniper always positions themselves in a position that gives them an excellent view of the area where they can effectively engage their targets.

    How many intruder alert plans have remained the same even after Columbine Co, Paducah Ky, Virginia Tech and now Sandy Hook? Of those plans, how many have changed to address these kinds of scenarios? Has this state implemented steps to aggressively seek out ways to stop a shooter? What was learned in the tragedy at Virginia Tech should at least help establish more thorough lock down procedures enabling alternative escape routes, or QRT’s (Quick Response Teams) who have predetermined actions to thwart or hamper individuals from doing as they please. In the Army we have a saying, you will fight in war as you train in peace. Too many parents, schools and communities simply walk through fire drills, extreme weather drills, and intruder drills and always think this type of tragedy will never happen here!

    Well the unthinkable has happened and now we are left to law suits and speculation as to the reasons why. Why did this emotionally charged man take up arms to destroy a bunch of small children. Why did he destroy his mother? Why did his mother have guns? None of these questions will help any of the traumatized students/parents/teachers or any other community member with life after this event. No law suit, regardless of how much money is awarded will bring any of the dead back.

    The law suit will do nothing to help this community ease their suffering. The only thing this law suit will do is to put a price on pain and suffering and will fail in helping put measures in place to keep this from happening again. The parent might well become rich due to this tragedy, and perhaps they will move to a gated community and send their child to a private school, but will this parent take all the rest of the kids with them? Will she share the money with all the parents that lost a child? Will this parent offer to help build a school that will be safer? Will this money really help this parent get beyond al of this?

    Time will tell if this parent takes the money and does good with it our only looks after themselves. As for the rest of America, we will need to examine our reactions to unexpected events and practice them as if they were real, because in the end, this kind of tragedy can and does happen any place and at any time.

    The loss of lives, especially young lives, is a tragedy and no price can compensate the hurt in the hearts of us left behind to ask WHY?

  • RefudiateGOPe

    When I saw this thread first pop up, I thought the comments would be interesting and substantial. Most of them have been pretty darn good.

  • 911Infidel

    The blame belongs to the perp. No need to sue for revenge. God is taking care of that. The maggot is burning in eternal fire. Eternal justice has been served. If you want to be useful, lose the emotional crap. Think logically. Increase the security of schools and let each county and state decide how best to procede. Getting rid of guns is NOT the answer. Putting guns in the right hands IS part of the answer.

    Addressing this stupid idea of drugging children with synthetic cocaine (ritalin) or cocktails of anphetimes (Adderall) is screwing up the minds of our children. A better alternative is to identify mental illness early. Treat it, and if necessary, incarcerate dangerous children in mental institutions. Make the process easier than it is now.

    Another solution should include teaching proper parenting skills to parents.

    The last solution could be to re-introduce the tenants of God into the homes and schools. Right from wrong should not be a personal thing. If humans are their own moral agents, their decision processes will be forever flawed; and changable depending on mood or the influences of people or a CDS.

    If the arbiter of right and wrong is God, then those rules are immutable, unchangable and practical for all children irrespective of economic situation or location.

    Blaming the blameless is the act of a stupidly pathetic person. A lawsuit is just plain asinine.

    • jrt1031

      Basic morals and good family values are what’s lacking in this country. The liberal leaders love all this chaos, and fear. The liberal followers now can look to their leader for the answers. The more gun, knife, and any other form of weapons just ends up justifying liberals more job security. People need to be smart and learn to use free prayer to move on from these evils and catastrophes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.andrada Christina Myers-Andrada

    And they will settle for a few million, and all will be happy, expcept the taxpayers who’ll have to foot the bill. this was a secure school who took security very seriously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Molly-Zin/100002267303943 Molly Zin

    Perhaps this mother should be investigated by Child Welfare for endangering her child by sending the child to school.

    • puma_for_life

      That’s a good one. Thanks. I like our thinking.

  • http://twitter.com/isleofyouth PhilipJames

    Screw these money grubbing pieces of cow crap. Just can’t wait to hear how it is “for the children”… something like school teachers when they go on strike for more money.

  • puma_for_life

    I agree with you Scoop. Sue Sue Sue..this is what has led to the current situation in our country of too many laws too many regulations…loss of freedom. I heard some people say they should sue the estate of the mother because she owned the guns. The woman is dead. She did the best she could for her son who had a personality disorder. He was never violent before this. Let this woman rest in peace. They just want to sue because she had money, unlike most mass murderer’s parents.

    Just once, can people simply accept fate. No one but the murderer is responsible and he is dead. Amen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BX6ROP3X36W6OQV7EQ5VGNFOFE RCL

    It’s about time. By law you have to send your kid to school. That means when the PC nitwits running the local schools decides to provide no armed protection of any kind then they should be sued for all the parents can get.

    God bless ‘em.

  • Erdnay

    Lawsuits like this can be stopped or at least minimized with a “Loser Pays” statute.

  • OlderWoman

    I believe this parent is an opportunity. The money is the issue. There are no guarantees in life. There are no guarantees where safety is concerned. Perhaps she should have home schooled her child. She’d have had better control over her child’s life. What she is doing is putting a price on her child’s head which is NOT born of love but of greed. I hope she loses her case and realizes life is not a guarantee of safety anywhere we go.

  • notebene

    I’m saying this as the wife of an attorney…this a new low for the practice of law. Shame on the parents of this child, who does not need to be put through this and shame on the attorney for encouraging this case. No amount of money will ever pay for what was lost here, nor bring the inosence back for this child. What a waste of court time and a huge loss of money to a district. These parents aren’t concerned for their child, they are seizing an opportunity to take advantage of a tragedy in the name of greed. May God help their child, if this is the kind of greedy monsters raising her…she’s doomed even more than the horror she’s already survived.

    • Orangeone

      Amen! There is scum in all professions and attorneys and accountants seem to have the most seep out of the bottom don’t they and it damages the profession as a whole, including those of the highest integrity!

  • tinlizzieowner

    I was wondering how long it would take for some opportunistic ‘ambulance chaser’ to get involved. If it had happened down here in Florida, his name would probably Charlie Christ.
    ;-) ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BX6ROP3X36W6OQV7EQ5VGNFOFE RCL

    This suit is the ONLY WAY to get the anti-gun unicorn lovers to back off. This is EXACTLY the correct method to shut them up.

    PLUS IT IS TRUE! The left refuses to extend to students in schools the level of security they extend to themselves at their offices and homes. That drugged, depressed adolescents can wander freely shooting up schools unopposed by professional, armed security. The school and the civil government was willfully negligent and should be held accountable.

    Could some of you self-righteous clowns tell me a more effective way to get “Gun Free Zones” wiped out than to hit them up for a crippling settlement every time one of these terror attacks occurs?

    This is an excellent example of why the left is winning on every front; our side is as dumb as a box of rocks!

  • Alborn

    I am sorry but I think I would go after the mother’s estate since she was so irresponsible by having a number of guns available for a person that was obviously unstable to get to without much difficulty. She is the only person other than the shooter that is at fault. It appears that she had deep pockets.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Not deep enough for a skilled ambulance chaser.

  • garygramscom

    So if this six year old was on a street and witnessed a horrific fatal car crash, what would be the dollar amount would they be suing for the emotional stress?

    Despicable, I hope they are laughed out of court and shunned. (the parents & lawyer that is)

    • Orangeone

      And how does one determine the damage to the child being exposed to Barky Boy on daily basis and at the “memorial” talking about himself and playing politics? How does one determine the damage to the child being reared by this idiotic parents? How does one determine the damage to the child being exposed to same sex crap every day? How does one determine the damage to the child being exposed to violence, shootings, beatings, rapes, etc. discussed on the nightly news? Okay, I could go on but that’s enough.

      • tinlizzieowner

        How about all the screaming, violence and trauma on TV can a parent sue for that if their child should accidentally come in a room when it’s on?

        • Orangeone

          I’m wondering about the trauma they will suffer when taken to Tarrantino’s moving trashing white people?  Or hearing the NBPP talk about killing crackers and cracker babies? And what about their exposure to Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and the other race baiters, including Barky Boy over that Martin kid?

  • http://twitter.com/ember_george Ember George

    Seems to me the parents are cashing in on the blood of those innocents that didn’t walk out of the school that day. I hope the community shuns them for trying to make money off the dead.

    • Orangeone

      I do as well but fear many,many, many more will join and this will be a class action lawsuit by New Year’s Day.

  • davienne

    sure .. take more money out of the state, schools and the tax payers… that would really solve the problem… you ignorant morons… when your property taxes go up, and people lose your home …… you can’ t wonder why in the hell this happened… just look into your bank account and feel pleased with your selfish selves…

    • white531

      I read your comment. I understand you were trying to say something. I just missed what you were trying to say. I guess my question would be, who are you calling, “ignorant morons?” Without more information from you, I don’t know how to respond.

      • davienne

        the people that are suing the school.. it was a gun free zone… compliments of the federal government in a state with strict gun laws.. it is not the tax payers fault and they shouldnt be punished for what happened… it was horrible, and many parents are going to bed without their little babies… Dont get me wrong Im glad the little one survived… but dont punish the ones who didnt … with higher taxes…

        • white531

          Thank you, daviennne. Welcome to Scoop. What we do here, is try to decipher the madness and make some sense of it. I agree with you. These shootings on school campuses are aberrations of normal human behavior. None of us know how to react to such horror. But we have to try.

          Suing the school is a pathetic response. I agree. It is a given, that we have two many lawyers looking for work.

          What we have to do, is find a way to protect our children in a normal environment like a public school. You would think a public school, is most American communities, would be safe. Well, evidently we were wrong. Additional safeguards have to be put in place. If that is what is necessary, then that is what we will do.

          But I want the States doing it. Not the Federal Damned Government.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BX6ROP3X36W6OQV7EQ5VGNFOFE RCL

            What the heck are you talking about? Find a way?

            Every court is secured. Every City Council meeting is secured. Every political news conference is secured. Every media studio is secured. Every ballpark and stadium is secured.

            Only schools, filled with our children under threat of arrest, in Connecticut and most of the others states in the union are purposely left unsecured by order of the school boards. Yet 100% of you folks think there’s no culpability on the part of the school administration.

            Find a way? You can’t solve a problem you refuse to see. You guys are pathetic. You’re more concerned about busting the budget than defeating the gun grabbing leftists that are endangering our children and our Constitution.

            • white531

              Sorry to be so long in replying to your comment, RCL. Our business requires we work weekends, so I am not here much until late Sunday evening. But I’m here now.

              While I welcome your response and your presence here on Scoop, I can’t say I like the way you present yourself, when commenting on another person’s post.

              The Right Scoop is growing at a phenomenal rate. It is growing for several very good reasons, not the least of which, is that it has one of the best memberships of intelligent and well-spoken people, of all the blog sites worth mentioning.

              Problem we are having right now is illustrated by people like you. People like you find your way here and you bring all your bad habits with you, that you have learned from all the other sites that tolerate bad behavior.

              Personally, I feel no obligation to offer a reply to your post, except the one you are reading right now. Because, according to you, we’re pathetic.

              I don’t really think you belong on this site, but if you think I’m wrong about that, then try being a little more civil, and let us get to know you. Get to know what you think.

              Could be a learning experience for all of us.

  • white531

    There is no such thing, as an insurance policy that insures against insanity. If you know of an insurance underwriter who would write a policy for something like that, please let me know.

    This lawsuit is a combination of a bereaved parent, feeling the loss of a child, supported by a law firm with no principles whatsoever, except to make money.

    • Orangeone

      Their child didn’t die……

      • white531

        I can’t keep up. Give me the details.

        • sarahsupporter

          read the above article posted by RS

          • white531

            Thanks, sarah. I should avoid the computer when I come home late and tired.

            • Orangeone

              But then I would go through withdrawal longer, I so need your insight!

        • Orangeone

          Sorry, if you look at Scoop’s intro above, this 6 year old child didn’t die, was “traumatized” because she heard “cursing, screaming, and shooting” over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire and ” has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined”.  Okay undetermined but surely worth $100 million

          • white531

            I see. Sorry I am only here infrequently. I miss a lot.

            Thanks Orange.

            • Orangeone

              Always happy to help my fellow color!

              • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                That’s colorist, that is.

                • Orangeone

                  :)  Evenin’ sir!

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  Howdy!

  • B Jenkum

    Maybe the parents of the 500 plus shot in Chicago could sue Rahm & the city first and see how that goes. Sue for the failed enforcement of the toughest gun restriction laws designed to protect those vulnerable citizens. The city has created a false expectation that it’s gun laws will keep the citizens safe.

    • Orangeone

      I would love to see this with the damages requested the on-duty law enforcement for Rahm’s kids be transferred to protect other children and NEVER his.

  • Orangeone

    Woo Hoo, go Virginia! Gun sales and background checks are soaring to levels never seen before. This is the way to stimulate small businesses, along with supporting Hobby Lobby!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/gun-sales-surge-in-virginia-after-newtown/2012/12/28/0ad349e8-511a-11e2-839d-d54cc6e49b63_story.html

  • sDee

    New White House Petition

    Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them.

    Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents.

    If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=23174

  • repubboy

    Do not sue the school.. it was the shooter, tragedies happen, but to blame the school..is too much.this parent is getting on the bucks for me bandwagon.. it is a shame that it happened but this is not an excuse for a law suit against parties that had no direct action to aid and albeit the shooter. The law suit is baseless

    • tinlizzieowner

      “…but to blame the school..is too much.”

      That’s where the money is. None of these ‘Ambulance Chasers’ would even get involved in a case like this if there wasn’t a substantial pay day in it for them. This has nothing to do with ‘protecting children’ and everything to do with protecting profits.

  • tinlizzieowner

    [lawyer] Pinsky’s claim said that the state Board of Education, Department of Education and Education Commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from “foreseeable harm”.

    The idea that a Punk with 4 hand guns is going to break into a school with current security measures in place and shoot up a bunch of grade school kids, is no more ‘forseeable’ than an earthquake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

    Wow. That didn’t take long.

    • chatterbox365

      No it didn’t and it’s disgusting!

  • MiBones

    I would think this would make a better claim against the school. “The Child Find Act”. http://beforeitsnews.com/tea-party/2012/12/could-child-find-law-have-helped-adam-lanza-prevented-newtown-massacre-2 Quote from article “The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes a legal mandate requiring school districts, under the “Child Find” provision, to seek out and find children who exhibit significant problems at school, to include developmental and functional problems; not just academic problems. Most parents aren’t aware of this and the media and politicians won’t tell you about it, but all school districts know.” Adam had gone to school there.

  • Terrenceor

    This lawsuit can be a positive thing. I doubt they will get any money, but maybe it will force these schools to protect the children in their charge better. Gun free zones are Gun Free Fire Zones for crazies and criminals.

    • chatterbox365

      I doubt it…they will just settle at taxpayer expense.

  • JoJo58

    The child is traumatized and mama wants to collect 100 million. I’m sure that her lawyer is licking his chops thinking about collecting his third of the take, plus expenses…of course.

  • chatterbox365

    I am mortified that some of these parents/families are looking to cash in. I’m sorry, but they are just as bad as the low-life ambulance, chasing attorneys who are only in this for themselves.

    How can something like this be foreseeable??? IMO, I don’t think it would have made any difference what the school did or did not do, the lawsuits would be filed anyways. I understand this child has been traumatized and will need some help. I’m certain the school has been working hard to provide the needed assistance to those effected by this terrible tragedy. This just happened two weeks ago and these parents are not demanding help, they are demanding money. I hope this case gets thrown out, but most likely the district will coward down and settle.

    The ground has not even settled on the gravesites and people are already thinking about money. =(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OOKK3KBK7M2DX5OKOV7ODZ3QTA Jay

    Pinsky is clueless. Why doesn’t he sue the estate of Adam Lanza? It’s not about the money, right? Mr. Pinsky? Right? This is going to be like in Chicago when an empty bus gets in a wreck and 11 people show up in the ER with whiplash.

  • JoeSixPacks

    Those parents had an opportunity to teach the child how precious life really is. This child survived for a reason. They could have helped their child begin a lifetime of exploring that reason. Instead they are creating a permanent victim out of their child. I think it’s likely these parents view their child like some sort of winning lottery ticket. To me, this mentality is perhaps more tragic and detrimental to society then the psychosis suffered by the actual shooter.

  • JoeSixPacks

    Those parents had an opportunity to teach the child how precious life really is. This child survived for a reason. They could have helped their child begin a lifetime of exploring a very fortunate outcome. Instead they are creating a permanent victim out of their child. I think it’s likely these parents view their child as some perverted winning lottery ticket. To me, this mentality is perhaps more tragic and detrimental to society then the psychosis suffered by the actual shooter.

  • sd12569

    some people use anything to sue for…ridiculous, there is no amount to pay for suffering financially…it’s greed. they should be trying to help ideally to rebuild relationship through trials of suffering, not use GREED to comfort their financial hunger

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    gee an occupy lawyer…what a shock
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/occupy-wall-street-lawyer-in-dash-for-sandy-hook-cash/

    An attorney seeking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivor who heard Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage on a loudspeaker also serves as the official lawyer for Occupy New Haven, WND has found.

  • searcher0

    and lawyers wonder why they have such a bad rap, how much do you want to bet that the lawyer contacted the family and not the other way around? i am sure that it is possible but after such a horendous tradgedy most people will not be thinking how to turn a buck on it.

  • MadAsHellJack

    We now live in an almost Godless, disgusting, entitlement, ambulance chasing, blame the victim society, all thanks to the mentality of the progressive left.

  • jrt1031

    Basic morals and good family values are what’s lacking in this country. The liberal leaders love all this chaos, and fear. The liberal followers now can look to their leader for the answers. The more gun, knife, and any other form of weapons just ends up justifying liberals more job security. People need to be smart and learn to use free prayer to move on from these evils and catastrophes

  • physicsnut

    After reading articles screaming about the NRA and thinking about what the Journal News did – I have a suggestion. Think of the NRA as an “expert system”. There are millions of people in the NRA and I doubt that ‘all their kids are above average’ , so they very likely have constructive suggestions, or basic rules of thumb, for how a parent might deal with potentially dangerous kids. And some ideas might be as simple as parents going step by step. If your kid can’t handle a BB gun responsibly, then you probably do not want to get a 22. The NRA does an excellent job promoting safety, but I bet there is some sage advice and wisdom that Lanza’s mother could have used – to steer him away from trouble. Your mother can say “you will poke your eye out” – and passing more stupid laws can never have the effect a mother has. And frankly, the socalled mental health professionals are not there either. They are not surrogate parents. They might have something valid to say, but they might have their own agenda. The important thing is that Americans have been dealing with Problem Children for 400 years, and there are effective ways to avoid trouble. It might take a few days of remembering how your parents dealt with problems with adolescents, and collecting anecdotes, to distill some advice, and do’s and don’ts. which can spread into the culture. It is the culture that makes most of America safe – and obviously, it is the “culture” that makes lots of other places very unsafe. The culture is slower but a whole lot more effective than legalistic wishful thinking. Once the ball gets rolling, the advice which works spreads around. Anyway – it is just a rough outline of an idea. Maybe the NRA might consider a kind of ‘dear abbey’ blog for distraught parents who are at their wit’s end. Of course, a lot of the culture problem involves language barriers too.One would have to worry about trolls too, and creepy types who would use advice to mask their evil intentions, remembering that No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished. So it might be non-trivial, but it might be worth considering.

  • http://twitter.com/skater_five Dave Logan

    This scumbag, money-grubbing, Jill Doe, should be should be down on her knees thanking God for the continued existence of her child, instead of attempting to make a vast fortune from the deaths of so many innocent children.

  • NJK

    The school did advertise itself as a “gun free zone,” didn’t it? Isn’t that like putting a sign up at your house saying, “Gun free zone,” and then being shocked when someone targets you? It happened on their property, they’re partially to blame. I have zero sympathy for this school.

    • CitizenVetUSA

      Sheriff Joe Arpaio sending Posse to Patrol Perimeter of Arizona schools with in seven days.

      This will cause Maricopa County to change any school zone signs from “Gun Free Zones” to “Crime Free Zones”.

  • Qvilleman

    $100 million and their child is still living? Selfish and greedy! Shame on you.

  • john doe

    it would have been better if some madman took out a bunch of crooked lawyers, 100 million between mom and the lawyer because baby heard it…try living in the ghetto, they hear shootings and see killings regularly. what should the payoff be to the kids who actually got shot. greedy pos parent and lawyer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Obviously losing a child is something no one deserves but money cannot solve all problems

  • http://twitter.com/hypnonon Hypno Jive

    these are the kinds of ambulance chasing lawyers that support Obozo and the democRATS…Suing for what?
    No armed guards?
    I thought the RATs were against that idea.

  • davienne

    I just heard on the XM satalite PATRIOT channel that a judge found that there was no fault falls on the school..