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Houston, TX - Shooting at YES Prep Southwest Secondary High School Leaves One Injured

Houston, TX - Shooting at YES Prep Southwest Secondary High School Leaves One Injured
Published: October 15, 2021
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on October 15, 2021

High School Shooting Leaves One Wounded

According to NBC News, a shooting occurred on the campus of YES Prep Southwest Secondary located at 4411 Anderson Rd, Houston, TX 77053. 

Police responded to a call on Friday, October 1, 2021, following gunfire on the campus of the charter school. Allegedly a former student shot through the locked glass door, gaining entry on the high school campus. The former student, armed with a rifle, is said to have shot one of the school's administrators. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

Police were able to apprehend the former student preventing any further casualties. 

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Legal Rights of Victims Shot on School Campus

Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan has years of experience representing victims of violent crimes in civil lawsuits. During an interview with Mr. Lenahan, he shared some insight regarding the rights of victims shot on a school campus.

"Schools, and their administration, are legally obligated to provide a level of safety for students, staff, and guests on their campus. Schools should provide adequate security measures in order to ensure that violent crimes, such as shootings, are prevented to the best of their ability. Some examples of these preventative safety measures could include security cameras throughout the campus, in addition to security officers. If the school and the administration do not implement sufficient safety measures and a crime takes place on the property, the victim may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the school."

"Additionally, a school could be held responsible if the crime is found to be foreseeable. If previous violent crimes have occurred on their property or in the general area, but the school has neglected to improve their security measures on the campus, a crime could be deemed foreseeable. If a victim's lawyer can prove the victim was injured during a crime that took place due to neglect in safety measures, the school could be held liable. The victim is encouraged to seek the guidance of an experienced violent crimes lawyer."

Sources:

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