School violence and abuse are not as rare as they should be, unfortunately. School should be a safe place for children of all ages, but danger can still lurk in classrooms and across school campuses. There are several situations that can lead to abuse and violence on school campuses. This is unacceptable – and that is why our St. Louis school violence Lawyers are dedicated to protecting the young victims of violence and abuse.


School violence and abuse can result from:

Lack of supervision: As parents, we rely on teachers and school staff to provide adequate supervision of the children in their care. If children are not properly supervised, dangerous situations can lead to injuries or violence. Often, teachers spend the most time with their students and can be the first to notice the signs of a dangerous student. If teachers neglect to take appropriate action, other students can be hurt.

Teacher abuse: Teachers are trusted to instill knowledge and wisdom in our children, but when they perpetrate violence or sexual abuse toward your child, the scars can last for a lifetime. If your child is the victim of sexual abuse or violence, Sumner Law Group can fight to hold the teacher responsible for their actions and ensure that your child receives justice.

School bus driver and crossing guard negligence: Bus drivers and crossing guards are among the many school employees we trust to watch our children and keep them safe. Negligence on the part of these adults can leave your child critically injured. Our St. Louis school violence Lawyers can help you hold responsible parties accountable.

Sexual abuse and assault: Predators can make their way into your child’s school as an employee or as a fellow student. It is the responsibility of the school officials to carefully screen employees for their suitability to work around children. It is the school staff’s responsibility to maintain adequate supervision and to respond appropriately to any claims of sexual assault or abuse. Failure to protect children can result in liability for any sexual abuse that occurs. Sumner Law Group can help you pursue justice to the fullest extent. Often, sexual assault or abuse can be addressed with both a criminal trial and a civil court case.

School district negligence: Your child’s school district leadership is responsible for nearly every aspect of your child’s school, including their teachers and school staff, maintaining campuses and equipment, providing secure campuses, and preparing for emergencies. If your child is injured at school in an accident or event that could have been prevented by the school district, they may be held liable for your child’s injuries.

If your child has been injured in a school-related event, violent act, or accident, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our St. Louis school violence Lawyers. We can explain your legal options, help you choose the best path for your case, and fight tirelessly to ensure that your family receives justice.