Murray v. Indianapolis Public SchoolsAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court granting summary judgment for Defendants and dismissing this suit brought by the estate of an Arlington Community High School student who was murdered after leaving school grounds, holding that the student was contributorily negligent as he left the school to participate in a criminal act.
The student in this case was shot and killed after he left the school grounds without permission. His estate sued the school and the school corporation for negligence for failing to monitor and supervise the student. The trial court granted summary judgment for Defendants. The court of appeals reversed, concluding that Defendants were not entitled to immunity under the Indiana Tort Claims Act and that there were issues of material fact regarding Defendant's contributory negligence claim. The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court, holding that, under the contributory negligence law, the estate's claims against Defendants were barred as a matter of law.