Families of Madison Jr./Sr. High School shooting victims file suit

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HAMILTON, Ohio (WLWT) -The families of three victims of a February shooting at Madison Jr./Sr. High School have filed a lawsuit against the shooter, members of his family and the state.READ MORE: Teen in Madison High School cafeteria shooting cited bad home life

The suit names the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and asserts that, since the Hancocks had medical insurance through ODJFS, the agency should pay the victims’ medical bills.Read the full lawsuit

The suit alleges that James Austin Hancock, convicted of opening fire in the cafeteria of the school Feb. 29, acted negligently, recklessly and/or wantonly, causing serious bodily injury to two students and severe emotional distress to a third.READ MORE: Madison School shooter receives 6 years

The suit also names Hancock’s parents, James and Sarah Hancock, and Brian and Antoinette Hancock.

James and Sarah Hancock entrusted James Austin Hancock with a firearm, the suit alleges. It adds that Brian and Antoinette Hancock owned the gun and did not properly secure it.

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