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Newtown Parents Prepare Lawsuit Over 2012 Sandy Hook School Shooting

Angel wood cut-outs in memory to the victims of the Newtown school shooting in Dec. 2012.  

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Newtown parents who lost children in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting appear to be preparing wrongful death lawsuits over the killings. “Parents of 11 of the 20 first-graders shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed papers in Connecticut probate court seeking to create estates for their children, a move that would allow the parents to file such lawsuits,” the Associated Press reports. “Most of those parents checked a box on the forms saying they intend to file wrongful death actions, according to a probate court clerk.”

It remains unclear who the suits would target, but Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the horrific school shooting by Adam Lanza that also killed six teachers. The statute of limitations in Connecticut for filing suit in such cases is two years, according to the AP. The Hartford Courant reports several of the families have discussed a potential lawsuit against the North Carolina-based gun manufacturer Bushmaster, as well as the town over security at the school on the day of the shooting.