Parents of Girl Shot at Indiana School Sue Gunman’s Parents

December 6, 2018, 2:37 pm EST | Share:

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ella Whistler of Indiana was shot seven times by a classmate on May 25th. Her parents are suing the young assailant’s parents for damages of their daughter’s injuries.

The 13-year-old parents allege that negligence by the shooter’s parents led to Whistler’s suffering of life-altering injuries in the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

Science teacher Jason Seaman ended the shooting when he tackled the youth in his classroom at the school north of Indianapolis. The former college football player was shot three times in the attack.

Ella Whistler was shot in the face, neck and upper chest and one gunshot severely damaged an artery in her right arm, and had to be replaced. Whistler’s parents have said doctors believe her arm may never fully recover, and that she cannot wash her own her hair, button clothing or play contact sports.

The family is seeking damages in an amount that “will fairly compensate them for the losses and damages they have and will continue to sustain as a result of Defendants’ negligence, and all other just and proper relief.”

An attorney for the boy’s parents declined comment Thursday on the lawsuit.

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