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Parkland School Tragedy

Parkland School Tragedy

Continuing coverage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Teen Shot in Parkland School Tragedy Plans to Sue Authorities, School District: Lawyer

A lawyer for Anthony Borges and his family says the Broward 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

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Parkland School Shooting Survivor Filing Lawsuit

    NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports on the legal action taken by Anthony Borges, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting

    (Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A 15-year-old who was grievously wounded in the Parkland school tragedy has filed notice that he will sue the authorities.

    • A lawyer for Anthony Borges and his family says police and school officials failed to protect students from a teen-aged gunman.

    • Attorney Alex Arreaza writes that Borges was hit five times, still can't walk and has "a great deal of difficulty performing tasks,"

    A 15-year-old who was grievously wounded in the Parkland school tragedy has filed notice that he will sue the authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery.

    A lawyer for Anthony Borges and his family says the Broward 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 a teen-aged 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," the notice said.

    Investigators say former student Nikolas Cruz confessed to the shootings following his arrest.

    Students Gearing Up to File Lawsuits

    [MI] Students Gearing Up to File Lawsuits

    Two students who were shot during the Parkland school tragedy and their families intend to file separate lawsuits for several agencies. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018)

    Attorney Alex Arreaza writes that Borges was hit five times, still can't walk and has "a great deal of difficulty performing rudimentary tasks for himself."

    "I understand it, they have an absolute right to do it, they've been through horrific tragedy, they're suffering enormous pain," Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, NBC News has learned that a second survivor, Kyle Laman, has also filed a letter of intent to sue the county.

    Prosecutors on Tuesday are expected to begin presenting a grand jury with evidence against Cruz. Multiple witnesses have identified him as the shooter.

    The Broward State Attorney's Office typically presents evidence to grand jurors in all first-degree murder cases and all police shootings. The panel will hear testimony from witnesses and then vote on an indictment, which could take more than one day.

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