SEATTLE, Wash. -The family of a young girl severely injured when a gun in a classmate's backpack went off is suing the school district.
Amina Kocer-Bowman's family seeks $10 million, saying the Bremerton School District failed to heed clues that the boy was dangerous.
The 8-year-old girl spent about six weeks in the hospital, required numerous surgeries, and suffered lifelong injuries when the bullet pierced her internal organs and lodged in her spine.
The claim says the girl's teacher had been concerned that the boy who brought the gun to school had been acting out and fighting recently. It also says the boy had told several classmates that he was going to bring a gun to school.
The family is also suing the boy's parents, uncle, and the mother's boyfriend, saying they were negligent in allowing him access to handguns.