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Newport News, VA - Two Students Shot at Heritage High School

Newport News, VA - Two Students Shot at Heritage High School
Published: October 1, 2021
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on October 1, 2021

Shooting at High School Leaves Two Students Wounded

According to Delaware Public Media, a shooting took place on the campus of Heritage High School located at 5800 Marshall Ave, Newport News, VA 23605. 

On the afternoon of Monday, September 20, 2021, two students were shot by a juvenile shooter on the high school campus. One student suffered a gunshot wound to the face while the other was shot in the leg. Both victims are expected to be ok and were taken to the hospital for treatment. 

The police arrested the shooter, but his identity has not been revealed due to being a minor. 

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Legal Rights for Victims Shot on School Campus

Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan works with victims and their families in civil court cases involving violent crimes, such as shootings. Kevin has shared his insight in regards to the legal rights of shooting victims at a high school.  

"Schools and their administration have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their students and staff. Competent security measures should always be in place to ensure this safety is maintained. Schools should make sure to offer measures such as well-lit parking lots, video surveillance, and on-site officers. If a school fails to provide a means of security, a violent crimes lawyer will need to prove they were negligent."

"A reasonably foreseeable crime happens when the property owner failed to provide additional protection despite knowing that criminal activity in the area had increased. Victims and their families would have reason to pursue a civil lawsuit if the school could be deemed negligent. In order to explore your legal options following a crime, such as a school shooting, victims are urged to get the advice of an experienced violent crimes lawyer."

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