A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the town and its school district over alleged inadequate security measures.
Superior Court Judge Robin Wilson in a decision released Tuesday granted the town's request to dismiss the lawsuit, agreeing that school officials were immune from being sued and not liable because the security measures they followed were discretionary.
Town lawyers said there was no evidence school employees were at fault for the shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators.
“The Court issued a very thoughtful and well-reasoned decision and we are pleased that Judge Wilson agreed with the arguments we put forth on behalf of the Town and the Board of Education,” a statement from the town's attorney said.
The parents of first-graders Jesse Lewis and Noah Pozner sued the town on several claims including that school officials didn't follow security procedures during the shooting.
Their lawyer says an appeal is likely.
“We will continue to fight for this cause so that, someday, we can live in a world where we know our children are going to come home at the end of the school day. Hopefully, on appeal, the Supreme Court will hold the same belief,” the statement from the attorney says, in part.