Mother of Teen Fatally Shot at High School Basketball Game to Sue Dallas ISD: Lawyers

Details of the lawsuit are to be released at an 11 a.m. news conference that will be streamed live below

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The mother of an 18-year-old man fatally shot at a Dallas ISD basketball game is expected to announce a lawsuit against the school district, her legal team says.

Marc Strickland died Saturday after he was shot Jan 9 during a high school basketball game at Ellis Davis Field House. A 15-year-old suspect faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting.

As Dallas inches closer to a dozen homicides in the New Year, family and friends of one of the latest victims gathered for a vigil Sunday night.

Following the shooting, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced several changes to security at district sporting events, including a clear bag policy and a temporary ban on all other bags.

Strickland's mother, Dewana Mitchell, retained attorney Justin Moore to pursue legal action against Dallas ISD, Moore's office announced in a news release.

Further information will be given Wednesday at a press conference. It will be streamed live at the top of this page at 11 a.m.

At a news conference Monday, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa discussed changing protocol for entrance into sporting events.
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