FSU Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit By Student Paralyzed In 2014 Shooting

Florida State University is asking that a lawsuit filed by a student left paralyzed after a 2014 campus shoot be dismissed. 

The school says it is not liable for the actions of what they call a “madman” in the shooting outside the Strozier Library. Myron May, a graduate of the school, shot two students and an employee before being fatally shot by campus police.

One victim of the shootings, Farhan “Ronny” Ahmed, was left paralyzed from the waist down and has limited use of his right arm. 

Ahmed's attorneys sued FSU in June for pain and suffering as well as disability and medical expenses.

FSU disputed claims made in the lawsuit regarding lack of library security and security procedures. Ahmed’s suit is one of two that have been filed against the university over the shooting.

Two others, library employee Nathan Scott and then-freshman and Miramar native Elijah Velez, were also shot. Neither was seriously injured and have not filed any claims against FSU.

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