Attorney: Family of Bowe Cleveland in Taft shooting files lawsuit against school district

Family seeks answers, medical trust fund

TAFT, Calif. - The family of the victim in the Taft shooting is in the process of filing a lawsuit, according to the family's attorney.

The family is filing a lawsuit against the Taft Union High School District because a request for documents regarding the accused shooter, Bryan Oliver's, history and the rumored hit list were denied, their attorney Daniel Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said the school district denied the request for the documents because it violated student privacy.

The family is not only seeking answers regarding school safety, but money, as well, to begin a medical trust fund for Bowe Cleveland, the victim of the shooting.  According to Rodriguez, Bowe will need medical attention for the rest of his life.

At the beginning of April, Bowe was rushed to the Kern Medical Center regarding complications to his wounds.  Rodriguez said fluid was coming out of his gunshot wounds and it's believed it happened because of an infection.  Rodriguez said Bowe had a surgical procedure done yesterday, April 29, and is reported to be okay.

Rodriguez also said that Bowe is being treated for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and that it is affecting his learning.



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