School Liability Trial in Shooting Can Proceed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Two mothers' lawsuit contending a central Indiana school district is liable for their sons' injuries in a school shooting can proceed to trial after the Indiana Supreme Court refused to review a ruling allowing the case.
 
The Munster Times reports the Indiana Supreme Court decided 4-1 Monday against reviewing an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling in May that determined the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville can be held liable for the injuries suffered by Chance Jackson, then 15, and another student in the March 2011 shooting at Martinsville West Middle School. Jackson was hospitalized for several weeks.
 
The plaintiffs contend the school district knew former student Michael Phelps had threatened Jackson and should have done more to prevent the attack. 
 
Phelps is serving a 30-year sentence for attempted murder.