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Victim in Oxford high school shooting files $100 million lawsuit against district, employees

Oxford High School
Posted at 8:18 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 17:22:13-05

(WXYZ) — Two $100 million lawsuits have been filed against the Oxford school district and several employees after the deadly shooting last week.

The lawsuits were filed in federal court in Detroit by Jeffrey and Brandi Franz on behalf of their daughters, Riley, a 17-year-old senior who was shot in the neck, and her sister Bella, a 14-year-old ninth-grader who was next to her at the time. Their attorney is Geoffrey Fieger.

On top of the district, those in the lawsuit include the district superintendent, the Oxford High School principal, dean of students, two counselors, two teachers and a staff member.

A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

The shooting happened on Nov. 30 and left four students dead, and six students and a teacher injured. The suspect, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, terrorism and more.

The Franz family lives in Leonard, just northwest of Oxford. One of the lawsuits criticized school officials for not expelling, disciplining or searching Crumbley prior to the shooting which allowed Crumbley to return to his classroom “and carry out his murderous rampage.”

The lawsuit also said the school district “knew or should have known that the policies, procedures, training supervision and discipline” staff members named in the suit “were inadequate for the tasks that each defendant was required to perform.”