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FRESNO: 13-Year-Old Boy Stabbed At Jackson Elementary School

Feb 11, 2019

Jackson Elementary School Stabbing Leaves 13-Year-Old Boy Injured In Fresno

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (February 11, 2019) – Police are looking for a suspect that stabbed a 13-year-old boy at Jackson Elementary school who was playing basketball with two friends. 

A male suspect walked up to the 13-year-old boy as he was playing basketball and stabbed him. The suspect watched the children play before attacking. 

The victim was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment where he was listed in stable condition. There is no description of the suspect, but authorities think that he was a teenager.

Liability In Stabbings On School Grounds

Schools in California have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. This includes taking steps to make sure that a school is safe from crime. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”

Crime can be deterred on school grounds with security guards, cameras and adequate lights. The level of security necessary at a school will depend on if the school is in a high crime area. A victim of a stabbing on school property or their family may be able to file a claim for damages. A personal injury attorney can investigate all of the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. 

Getting Help After A School Stabbing

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the young man that was injured at the Jackson Elementary School as he continues to recover. Anyone that may have knowledge about the suspect should reach out to police so that he can be brought to justice. School officials should look into safety measures that can be put in place to help prevent similar attacks in the future. 

Have you or someone that you love been injured in an attack at Jackson Elementary School? You may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are dedicated to fighting on behalf of our clients and working to make our communities safer. Whether you need help investigating an attack or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us at (888) 888-9285. 

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