Remington Arms, the maker of the AR-15 rifle that was used in the 2012 bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has subpoenaed the report cards, attendance information, and disciplinary information of 5 kids killed in the taking pictures, in response to courtroom paperwork.
On Thursday, attorneys representing 9 households of victims of the bloodbath filed a motion that sought to guard in opposition to additional subpoenas.
That submitting revealed that Remington’s attorneys subpoenaed the Newtown Public School District looking for “application and admission paperwork, attendance records, transcripts, report cards, disciplinary records, correspondence” and different faculty information of the youngsters.
“There is no conceivable way that these [records] will assist Remington in its defense, and the plaintiffs do not understand why Remington would invade the families’ privacy with such a request,” attorneys for the households stated in a courtroom submitting.
“Nonetheless, this personal and private information has been produced to Remington.”
Remington additionally subpoenaed employment information of 4 academics who have been killed in the taking pictures, in response to courtroom filings.
It’s the most recent growth in the seven-year effort by 9 households of Sandy Hook victims to carry Remington accountable for the bloodbath, arguing that the gunmaker recklessly marketed its semi-automatic weapons to civilians.
Remington, which declared chapter for the second time final summer time, has defended itself by saying that it makes a authorized firearm that was lawfully offered in this case to the shooter’s mom and the gunman is solely accountable for the bloodbath.
Lawyers for Remington didn’t instantly return The Post’s request for remark.
The lawsuit final made headlines in July, when Remington flooded the households’ attorneys with a mass of pretrial knowledge that contained tens of 1000’s of “random” pictures — together with weird cartoons primarily based on the “Despicable Me” franchise.
“Having repeatedly represented to the (families) and this court that it was devoting extensive resources to making what it described as ‘substantial’ document productions … Remington has instead made the plaintiffs wait years to receive cartoon images, gender reveal videos, and duplicate copies of catalogues,” the households’ attorneys complained on the time.