Protecting Your Children At School
When we send our kids to school, we have to trust that the teachers, staff and administration will make sure the kids will be protected.
As instances of school shootings, other forms of violence and accidents seem to be increasing at an alarming rate, it is clear that protecting our children is no easy task. However, the people running the school need to be held responsible if they have failed to provide adequate protection for our children.
In today’s environment, it is imperative that high school and middle schools provide a School Resource Officer (SRO) who is present in the building during school hours. Failure by a school district to provide an SRO exposes students to unnecessary risk and potential harm.
At Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., our Cleveland attorneys have been protecting our clients since 1949 in a range of personal injury and accident matters throughout Ohio. The tragedy of your child being injured or killed in a school violence incident is something no parent should have to endure, but our lawyers are here to help you.
Who Is Responsible When Kids Are Harmed In School Shootings?
Determining liability for school shootings and other violent actions is a difficult question. On the one hand, of course those committing heinous acts of this kind should be the ones held ultimately responsible. However, the school boards and administrators bear a significant responsibility for making sure schools are safe for students.
These are issues you should not have to solve on your own. As you are mourning the loss of a child or helping your child recover from physical and emotional wounds, you need to focus on the task at hand.
Talk with a lawyer from our firm right away. We can help you determine whether you have a case, help you understand your rights and options, and do everything possible to get you the best compensation award available.