A New Haven attorney is asking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a student who survived the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The Hartford Courant reports that attorney Irving Pinsky filed notice Thursday with Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. The state has immunity against most lawsuits unless permission to sue is granted.
Pinsky said the 6-year-old student, identified as "Jill Doe," was in her classroom when "the horrific confrontation" with Lanza came over the loudspeaker. "She was in her classroom, and over the loudspeaker came the horrific confrontation between the fellow who shot everybody and other people," Pinsky told the Hartford Courant. "Her friends were killed. That's pretty traumatic."
Pinsky said the student has been traumatized by the killings, and accused the state of failing to protect students from "foreseeable harm."
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