Broward Schools Tries To Limit Questioning Of Its Employees In MSD Shooting Lawsuit

Apr 2, 2019

The Broward School district has moved to clamp down on having its employees questioned in a civil suit filed by a Parkland father related to the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

On Monday, an attorney for the school system asked a Broward Circuit Court judge to cancel the depositions of seven school officials, including three assistant principals who worked at the school.

“This lawsuit should not be a fishing expedition allowing the plaintiffs and their counsel to depose any of the thousands of district employees,” wrote the lawyer, Eugene K. Pettis.

Pettis also asked the judge to narrowly focus any questioning of employees, bar the media from attending, and prevent participants from sharing testimony with journalists.

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