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CT Attorney Wants To Sue State For Newtown Tragedy

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It hasn’t even been two weeks since the terrible, senseless tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children among the dead. The tragedy has sparked debates on gun control and mental health care across the country. The blame pointed at shooter Adam Lanza and even Lanza’s mother for having the guns in the first place.

Now, a Connecticut attorney wants to file a $100-million lawsuit against the state for failing to protect the kids.

According to the Hartford Courant, Irving Pinsky filed legal docs Thursday with the Claims Commissioner, asking permission to sue the state on behalf of a 6-year-old Sandy Hook student who survived the shootings (she was in another classroom at the time).

The state is immune from most lawsuits, which is why Pinsky must ask for permission to even file the suit. No decision has been made whether or not the suit will go through.

I grew up in a much simpler time. I was the same age as these victims in 1969. We didn’t have metal detectors at the school, bars on the windows, magnetic locks on the doors or (proposed) armed guards on duty. My kindergarten teacher was about 60 and I felt completely safe in Mrs. French’s care. I understand the ‘world has changed’, but stories like this with shootings, frivolous lawsuits and all the rest that goes with it, makes me miss ‘the good old days’ even more.

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