Parent Sues Buffalo Public Schools Over McKinley HS Attack
Earlier this year there was a horrific attack at McKinley High School in North Buffalo that rocked a normally quiet community.
That attack left a Buffalo Public Schools security guard with a gunshot wound to his leg, and a 14-year-old McKinley student with at least 10 stab wounds.
The attack had the neighborhood around McKinley High School on lockdown for hours while police and city officials tried to piece together what happened during that chaotic event.
Eventually, two teenage suspects were arrested and charged with attempted murder, and while the legal process to make sure justice is served continues, that's not the end of the story for this tragedy.
According to a report by WIVB-TV, a parent of the 14-year-old student who was stabbed has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo Public Schools and former School Superintendent Kriner Cash alleging that the city schools knew that the attack was going to happen and did not do anything to prevent it for happening.
The lawsuit states that officials had not addressed the increasing problem of violence in the school that led up to the stabbing and shooting, and officials had plenty of chances to check text messages and social media on the day the attack happened but chose to ignore it.
Further, the lawsuit goes into how both the principal and vice-principal knew all about the threats of violence that were made against the student who was stabbed and even had a meeting with the student earlier in the afternoon before the attack.
The lawsuit was just filed today, Tuesday, August 30, 2022, in New York State Supreme Court and details about this are still developing.