Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Parent of Newtown shooting survivor pulls lawsuit

Not even a month after the devastating massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a parent of a student who survived the shooting filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages. Well, backlash from the parent's lawsuit has prompted her attorney to pull the lawsuit temporarily.

The potential lawsuit brought on hundreds of Facebook comments to the client's attorney, Irving Pinsky, who represents the parents of a 6-year-old student who attended Sandy Hook Elementary. Last week, Pinsky in a petition suing the state of Connecticut claimed the state failed to protect the child from what he described as "forseeable harm." The female student apparently heard the gun shots and screaming over the intercom, according to the complaint reported by CNN.

Pinsky said nervousness among the people of Newtown also prompted the decision to temporarily pull the lawsuit. In spite of threats and complaints, Pinsky said the lawsuit may come back. 

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, forced his way into Sandy Hook and fired shots killing 26 people - 20 children and six adults - after killing his mother in their home. As police closed in, Lanza shot and killed himself. 

*photo credit: Associated Press*

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