Families of 4 Shooting Victims Sue Detroit Schools

April 9, 2010

A group of parents is suing Detroit Public Schools, two security guards and three men charged in the fatal shooting of one teen and wounding of three others.

The Detroit Free Press reported that Bridget Walker, Kenota Slater, Carol Merriweather and Liz McCants have filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The suit claims school officials failed to prevent the Oct. 16, 2008 attack near Henry Ford High School which followed a fight inside the building earlier that day.

Walker’s 16-year-old son, Christopher, was killed.

The three men charged in the shooting are in their late teens or early 20s. Two are serving prison sentences. The third man was acquitted.

District spokesman Steve Wasko declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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