OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today that he will be filing two $100 million lawsuits against the Oxford School District and some school employees after the shooting that killed four people.
The lawsuits were filed in federal court in Detroit by Jeffrey and Brandi Franz on behalf of their daughters, Riley, a 17-year-old senior who was shot in the neck Nov. 30, and her sister Bella, a 14-year-old ninth grader who was next to her at the time, attorney Geoffrey Fieger said.
Named in the suits are the Oxford Community School District, Superintendent Timothy Throne, Oxford High School principal Steven Wolf, the dean of students, two counselors, two teachers and a staff member.
According to Fieger’s website, the attorney has been practicing law for more than 40 years, with his firm being based out of Southfield, MI.
Fieger recalled facing cameras more than 20 years ago, after representing the parents of Isaiah Shoels, a victim of the 1999 Columbine shooting.
The attorney blames a myriad of teachers, administrators, and counselors of Oxford High for the events of Nov. 30.
Fieger referred to Oxford High School’s handling of the case to be “coy.”
Fieger additionally went on to say that he believes the presence of a police liaison in Crumbley’s case would have prevented the shooting.
Brandi Franz could be seen crying for the impact of Oxford’s shooting on her daughters.
Fieger says that Bella was a star athlete, and Riley had been accepted to six colleges at the time of the shooting.
According to Fieger, both Bella and Riley were exiting a bathroom at Oxford when they were shot at.
Jeffrey and Brandi Franz were present at the conference, sitting next to Fieger.
Ethan Crumbley, 15-years-old, has been charged with numerous crimes for his alleged role in the incident.
His parents have also been arrested and charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Recently, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has said she’ll be reviewing the Oxford shooting, despite the district’s rejection of her offer to be its third-party investigator
Nessel told The Associated Press she does not want to point fingers at school officials but that an investigation will identify the best practices and policies to prevent further violence.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.