Parents of two children killed at Sandy Hook School offer to settle suit against Newtown

By Kevin Zimmerman

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The parents of two children killed in the 2012 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School have offered to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against Newtown and its school system for $5.5 million apiece.

The parents of Jesse Lewis and Noah Pozner filed the settlement offers earlier this week in Danbury Superior Court.

The lawsuit alleges security measures at the school were inadequate when 20 children and six educators were shot and killed.

The other victims’ parents are not a part of the lawsuit. Meanwhile, the families of nine victims and a teacher who survived are suing the Remington Arms Co., maker of the Bushmaster XM15 used in the slayings. The main focus of that lawsuit is to eliminate a blanket federal protection for gun-makers, enacted in 2005, that shields them from lawsuits related to gun violence.


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