The families of five students shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the school district and the shooter’s father.
MARYSVILLE — The families of teenagers shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the school district and the shooter’s father.
The (Everett) Herald reports that the lawsuit was filed against Marysville School District and Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr. this week and claims that school officials could have prevented the shooting.
School officials say the lawsuit is misplacing blame.
Gia Soriano, Zoe Galasso and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, all 14, and 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg were killed in October 2014 after Jaylen Fryberg invited them to sit with him at lunch. Wounded in the gunfire was 15-year-old Nate Hatch.
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Jaylen Fryberg fatally shot himself after shooting the others.
Raymond Fryberg Jr. was convicted in September of six counts of unlawful possession of six firearms, including one used in the school shooting. He was sentenced to two years in prison.
The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, was expected after the school district denied a $110 million damage claim filed in January.