According to WIBW, a stabbing occurred inside the bathroom at Belton High School located at 600 Lake Rd, Belton, TX 76513.
The incident occurred early morning Tuesday, May 3, 2022, causing the school to be placed on lockdown. Two teens were fighting in a school bathroom when one stabbed the other. The victim died from his injuries. The suspect fled but was apprehended by police and is facing murder charges.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits in the state of Texas. Marc recently shared some of his insight on the legal options available to families of victims fatally stabbed on a high school campus.
"By law, high schools must provide reasonable protection for students and school staff while on campus. A school could use security cameras and patrolling school resource officers to reduce the risk of preventable dangers, such as shootings or stabbings. If the school fails to offer enough protection on campus and a stabbing occurs, they could be held liable."
"In addition to school security neglect, the deceased victim's family will have to show that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. A stabbing may be considered foreseeable if the school failed to increase security despite knowing about current safety threats. If a school could have prevented the danger by increasing security measures, such as metal detectors or conducting bag checks, they could be held accountable. The victim or their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation if negligence is proven to be a factor."