Survivor Of Oxford Tragedy Who Was Wounded Is Suing School District and School Officials

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Recently, we reported on Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s announcement that Oxford High School officials could ultimately face their own round of charges, in addition to Ethan Crumbley and his parents Jennifer and James, in connection to the fatal shooting at Oxford High — when Ethan Crumbley opened fire at his school, gunning down four of his fellow students and injuring an additional seven.

Nessel made it clear that her department would assist in the investigation into the school as a whole following the shooting and stated that “anything is possible” in regard to potential charges against school officials after numerous reports have seemingly indicated that Oxford High School officials didn’t seem to do everything they could to prevent this fatal tragedy, despite having clear behavioral issues with Ethan Crumbley, specifically pertaining to violence and weapons.

Since that development, Oxford High School officials have seemingly tried to backtrack when it comes to the reasons that they missed (or just ignored) the signs that Ethan Crumbley was soon to become violent and dangerous.

But according to a new report from local publication, the Detroit Free Press, potential criminal charges aren’t the only thing Oxford High School officials have to worry about, following the Ethan Crumbley shooting.

The local publication reports that one of the students who was severely injured in the shooting, along with her family, is gearing up to school the school district, under the claim that school officials did not do enough to keep their students protected from a violent Ethan Crumbley.

Riley Franz, 17, was shot in the neck when Ethan Crumbley opened fire in her high school, and now she and her family are seeking $100 million from the school district. The attorney for Franz and her family, Geoffrey Fieger, revealed in a news release that he intends to file two federal suits on behalf of the victim and her family on Thursday morning.

The Detroit Free Press notes that Oxford Community Schools did not respond to their requests for comments on the development.

Riley and her younger sister Bella Frantz, 14, were both named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which notes that both of the girls are now severely suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The suit notes that Bella “narrowly escaped the bullets” and proceeded to watch her sister be shot in the neck.

15-year-old Ethan Crumbley is currently housed in the Oakland County Jail on numerous charges hailing from committing one of the deadliest school shootings in the United States since 2018. Ethan’s parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, are currently housed in the same correctional facility on charges of involuntary manslaughter, in connection to not just their actions but their inaction surrounding their son’s behavior, as well as openly fueling Ethan’s obsession with guns and violence. They are currently being held on a steep half-million-dollar bond each.

Law enforcement officials are also currently weighing potential charges against the accomplice whose building the Crumbleys were found in when they went “missing” following the public announcement of their charges. The accomplice’s attorney has since spoken out on his client’s behalf, stating that the studio warehouse owner was unaware that the Crumbleys were wanted.

Parents and Oxford community members alike have questioned why the school district did not have Ethan Crumbley removed from Oxford High School, given all that they knew about his mental state and violent behaviors and obsessions.

According to the local report, the Oxford Community School District and school officials, including two unnamed counselors, one unnamed staff member, and two unnamed teachers are all named in the lawsuit.

You can read the full report from the Detroit Free Press here.

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