An attorney representing the family of a 6-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivor is seeking to sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million. The child is claiming to have heard “conversations, gun fire, and screaming” over the school’s intercom. The attorney says the lawsuit is about safety, not money. ”It’s about living in a world that’s safe,” New Haven attorney Irving Pinsky told the Associated Press on Saturday. “The answer is about protecting the kids.”
Since Connecticut has immunity against most lawsuits unless it gives a party permission to go forward with a claim, Pinsky asked the Connecticut claims commissioner this week to sue the state. Pinksy’s client, whom he references as “Jill Doe” in the claim, sustained ”emotional and psychological trauma and injury” following the mass shooting at the school on Dec. 14.