Father of slain Arapahoe HS student to school district: Provide information, avoid a lawsuit

From The Denver Post:  The father of slain Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis is asking Littleton Public Schools to come clean with information about the December 2013 shooting in return for not getting sued, a real possibility given the political will behind legislation that would allow it.

Michael Davis on Monday asked the Littleton school board to enter into a binding agreement that would begin a public arbitration proceeding.

The district would waive governmental immunity as a defense and agree to discovery, with narrow exceptions.

In exchange, the Davises would waive their right to seek any damages from the school district, its administrators or employees relating to Claire’s killing at the hands of classmate Karl Pierson.

Davis announced the offer in a news release. He is asking the Littleton school board to take up the issue at its Thursday meeting.

Littleton district officials and school board members did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

State lawmakers Friday introduced bipartisan legislation that would create a limited waiver of governmental immunity involving incidents of school violence involving death or serious bodily injury. The Davis family helped draft the bill.

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