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Family of Courtlin Arrington files wrongful death suit against Birmingham Board of Education

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

The family of Courtlin Arrington, who was killed in an accidental shooting in March, has filed a lawsuit against the Birmingham Board of Education claiming wrongful death, according to Carol Robinson. Arrington died after a fellow student’s gun accidentally discharged and struck her while in class.

Related story: Accidental shooting today at Huffman High School

The lawsuit was filed by Courtney French and U.W. Clemon on behalf of Courtlin’s mother, Tynesha Tatum. The attorneys say that the school neglected to have the metal detectors working.

Michael Jerome Barber, the student Huffman High student who brought the gun to the school, was arrested and charged with manslaughter after the incident.

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