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19 January 2018

UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Boy Stabbed at New Rochelle High School; Attack that Injured Student Remains Under Investigation

 

UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Boy Stabbed at New Rochelle High School; Attack that Injured Student Remains Under Investigation

Violence and Stabbings at New Rochelle High School Has Parents And Students Concerned Following Recent Attack; Keisha Clark-Lopez Said There Were Red Flags Before The Attack

NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK (January 19, 2018) – A 16-year-old student at New Rochelle High School was stabbed just a few days after a number of other high profile stabbings.

The stabbings and attacks at the high school has left parents asking for help and additional measures to keep students safe.

The New Rochelle High School student injured in the stabbing was taken to a local hospital in order to treat wounds to his torso.

In the wake of the stabbings, school officials have restricted access to who can enter and exit.

Keisha Clark-Lopez told local news stations that New Rochelle High School missed all of the red flags prior to the stabbing that injured her son.

LIABILITY IN ATTACKS AND STABBINGS AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

High Schools have a responsibility to create a reasonably safe environment for the students and faculty that attend. This includes protecting students from criminal activity. Steps should be taken to reduce foreseeable sources of harm. Schools with a history of violence will likely need to take additional measures in order to keep students safe. If a student is stabbed or attacked at a public high school with a history of similar attacks, the city that the school is in may be liable. Any student that is injured may be able to file a claim for damages.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the tragic attack and stabbing that injured a New Rochelle High School student. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim and his family as he continues to recover. It is time for the city to show some accountability for what has happened. There needs to be immediate measures put in place to help protect the children of this high school.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an attack at the New Rochelle High School, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.