Can A College Be Held Liable for Attacks On Campus?
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Can A College Be Held Liable for Attacks On Campus?

By Aloia Roland Lubell & Morgan, PLLC - January 6, 2014

It is that time of year when students are returning to campus. As a parent you want to feel confident that your child is protected while they are away at school getting the education they are working hard for.

If a student is attacked while on their school property they may have a negligence action against the school. In the event that students are not being safely protected due to insufficient security and protection from visitors and other students, the college or university may be held liable in court.

Adequate campus security must be provided and individuals who are not supposed to be on campus should not be allowed to loiter and should be kept away. When an attack occurs and a claim is filed, your attorney will gather information, including but not limited to, whether similar attacks have occurred in the same area. Security will be investigated to find out what measures have been taken to avoid loiterers and attacks as well as whether the security measures, if any, are sufficient to protect students, faculty or other persons lawfully present on campus.

If your child or someone you know has been the victim of a campus attack it should be reported immediately and medical attention sought as soon as possible.

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