Estates of Sandy Hook students sue town, board of education

This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Connecticut State Police)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– The estates of two children killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the Newtown Board of Education.

The Newtown Town Attorney, Dave Grogins, says the estates of Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis have filed a 66-page lawsuit, which the town received Friday. He says the lawsuit alleges a lack of security on the day of the shootings.

The plaintiffs’ attorney released a statement.

“We are hopeful that the Town of Newtown’s elected and hired representatives will work with these families, who have already suffered, and continue to suffer, unimaginable loss, to help resolve this matter in the most efficient and constructive way possible,” said Donald Papcsy in the statement. “As residents of the town, we all either have, or are going to have, students in our Sandy Hook schools, and we promote the idea of learning from the past and protecting our children in the future.”

Papcsy says the jurisdiction lawsuit is for $15,000 in damages, the minimum amount to file a lawsuit for this type of case.

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