A student wounded in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School plans to sue the school district and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
- Injured Parkland student plans to file lawsuit
- Notice sent to county, school superintendent
- Anthony Borges was shot 5 times
The lawyer for Anthony Borges, 15, sent a notice of “intent to file claim" to the county, Sheriff Scott Israel, Superintendent Robert Runcie and the state's financial risk management division.
“The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the Principal and School Resource Officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent,” attorney Alex F. Arreaza wrote in the notice.
Borges was hailed a hero for trying to close and lock a classroom door when he was shot five times. Seventeen people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting.
Borges and his family are seeking an unspecified amount in monetary damages.
According to his lawyer, Borges is unable to walk and has difficulty performing “rudimentary” tasks.
Israel visited Borges in the hospital. The Sheriff's Office shared of picture of the visit on Twitter.
However, the sheriff’s office has faced criticism for its response to the shooting. Deputy Scot Peterson, an armed school resource officer, didn’t enter the school during the shooting.