Ohio School Shooter's Family Sued For Negligence And Recklessness
The lawsuit says the family "exhibited a total disregard for the life and safety of the public."By Eugene Daniels | July 2, 2016
The family of James Austin Hancock — the Ohio teenager who shot up his school cafeteria — is being sued for alleged negligence and recklessness that the lawsuit claims led to the shooting.
Hancock opened fire Feb. 29 at Madison Junior/Senior High School, injuring four of his classmates. Two of those students — Brant Murray and Cameron Smith are involved in the lawsuit, along with Murray's sister Genna, who's suing over her emotional distress.
Hancock, his parents and grandparents are being sued for $350,000 for exhibiting "a total disregard for the life and safety of the public." The grandparents are being sued because the gun Hancock used belonged to them.