Published Online: May 12, 2015
Published in Print: May 13, 2015, as Colo. Close to Letting Schools Be Sued for Acts of Violence

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Colo. Close to Letting Schools Be Sued for Acts of Violence

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Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the signature of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has said he supports the measure.

The state House and Senate agreed last week on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in cases of shootings or other violence. The bill is named for Claire Davis, who was killed at Arapahoe High School in 2013. She was shot by a fellow student who then turned the gun on himself.

Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per incident.

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