Parent of Gardena High Shooting Victim Plans to Sue LAUSD
A 17-year-old boy managed to not only bring a gun into Gardena High School last week, but allegedly accidentally discharge it from inside his backpack, wounding two 15-year-old classmates. Now the mother of Trendell Gholar, one of the victims, has sought counsel and says she will sue the Los Angeles Unified School District, reports KTLA.
Gholar was released from the hospital on Wednesday, one day after the shooting, after sustaining a wound to his neck. By Friday, lawyers from The Cochran Firm, where Gholar's mother is seeking counsel, had released a statement saying the LAUSD "failed miserably" in keeping its students safe and following their own policies for weapon detection.
The teen who brought the gun has since been charged with two felonies, and prosecutors are hoping to see him tried as an adult. Two fellow students who helped the gunman flee campus, however, will not face charges, as prosecutors say there is not sufficient evidence.