Legal Question in Criminal Law in Missouri

Is a school responsible if a student is assaulted during a school function when they where informed about a student causing problems with other students prior to the assualt?

Asked on 8/07/09, 1:06 pm

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Michael Harvath Harvath Law Offices-INJURY case representation

Hi. I am a Missouri injury attorney that handles claims throughout the entire state. A few additional details would be needed to assess whether there are sufficient grounds to establish a negligence case against the school. How was the school informed about the student's problematic character (in writing, orally?)? Is this a public or private school? Also, what type of incidents was the student involved in prior to the assault? It may be possible to bring a case against the school for injuries caused to the student by the assault. Moreover, a claim would also be available against the student who was responsible for causing the assault. Separate claims for battery and/or civil assault could be possible, though a few additional details are needed to make an accurate determination. My e-mail is [email protected] Thanks.

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Answered on 8/10/09, 3:20 am

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