According to ABC Action News 6, a child has died, and two others are injured following a shooting at the Academy Park High School located at 300 Calcon Hook Rd, Sharon Hill, PA 19079.
Police responded to a call at the Delaware County high school at approximately 8:53 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021. As the Academy Park – Pennsbury football game was over and visitors were heading to their vehicles, witnesses reported hearing popping noises followed by screaming. The shootings allegedly came from a car that drove by as the crowd was leaving the football field.
A young child and two minors were shot during the scramble. The young child died at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital from the gunshot wound. The two others suffered injuries, but an update has not been given on their condition.
Action News further reports that the police have three suspects in custody and have recovered some of the weapons believed to be involved in the shooting.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents victims of violent crimes and their families in civil lawsuits. Attorney Kent has shared some of his knowledge on the legal options available to victims of violent crimes, such as shootings.
Schools are legally obligated to have certain security measures in place, such as well-lit parking lots and security cameras, in order to safeguard visitors and students on the campus. If a shooting is committed on the property and schools have failed to implement these measures, the school could be found liable in a civil lawsuit.
If an experienced attorney can prove the crime was foreseeable, the victim and their families may have reason to pursue a civil lawsuit which could lead to compensation for victims and their families. A foreseeable crime could involve one that takes as a result of neglect. Neglect might be knowing about crime increasing in the area but failing to provide additional safety measures. Understanding how property owners can be held liable for providing inadequate security can be found with the guidance of an experienced violent crimes attorney.