A hero student who was shot five times in Parkland while he shielded other students is now suing both the school system and the sheriff’s office for failing to protect the students from the monster that gunned them down a few weeks ago:
DAILY MAIL – A 15-year-old who was grievously wounded in the Florida school shooting has filed notice that he will sue authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery.
A lawyer for Anthony Borges and his family says the sheriff’s office, the school resource officer, the Broward County school system and the principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School failed to protect students from the teen gunman who killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others on Valentine’s Day.
‘The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the principal and school resource officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent,’ attorney Alex Arreaza wrote in the lawsuit notice on Monday. ‘Such action or inaction led to the personal injuries sustained by my client.’
Arreaza says Borges was hit five times, still can’t walk and has ‘a great deal of difficulty performing rudimentary tasks for himself.’
Areeaza says Borges has undergone several surgeries and is still a ‘very long way’ to recovery.
‘By the grace of God he’s not No. 18,’ Borges’ attorney Alex Arreaza said. ‘But it’s going to be a tough recovery … it’s a miracle that we’re even talking about recovery.’
Borges continues to recover from his injuries at Broward General Medical Center.
His attorney says his medical bills will definitely exceed $1million and that they will be suing for damages to be determined at a later date.
As the Daily Mail points out, this will likely be the first in a series of lawsuits over this mass shooting. And after all the failures leading up to this, it’s very possible Borges wins this lawsuit.