ERIC Number: EJ626264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Fatal School Shootings, Liability, and Sovereign Immunity: Where Should the Line Be Drawn?
Harding, Tracey B.
Journal of Law and Education, v30 n1 p162-70 Jan 2001
Despite the school shooting on December 1, 1997, under current state law in Kentucky, school officials and administrators are not likely to be held accountable, even for ignoring the most obvious of warning signs. There should no longer be the rule barring liability that is called sovereign immunity. Instead, the court should examine the actions of the educators under a simple negligence standard. (Contains 59 references.) (MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky