2 Stabbing Victims Sue District, Hospital

EVERETT, Wash. — Two girls who were stabbed at Snohomish High School last fall filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the district and Fairfax Hospital failed to protect them from their attacker, a troubled student.

The 15-year-old student was “known to be violent” and six months before stabbing the two girls had threatened the life of another student, The Seattle Times reports. The school required her to be evaluated by mental-health professionals before being readmitted to the school, and she was sent to Fairfax Hospital. She did not participate in therapy there, but was released to return to school without restrictions, according to the complaint.

The attacker was sentenced to 13 years in prison in March for stabbing April Lutz as many as 27 times and stabbing Lutz’s friend Bekah Staudacher in the arm and back as she ran for help.

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo