Students in campus shooting suing York U for $20.5M

York University student Qurratul

York University student Qurratul "Annie" Ain Malik walks into the press conference with the aid of crutches. The main plaintiff in $20.5 million lawsuit still has a bullet lodged in her leg from the shooting from last month's shooting near the school's student centre. (CHRIS DOUCETTE/QMI Agency)

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

TORONTO -- Two students who were wounded in a shooting at York University last month and six bystanders have launched a $20.5 million lawsuit against their school.

At a press conference held at a downtown Toronto hotel Thursday, shooting victim Qurratul "Annie" Ain Malik said she still has a bullet lodged in her leg and she's been afraid to return to school since the March 6 shooting.

"I wasn't walking alone through a dark passageway at York, I was sitting at the heart of York University, the student centre, with my friends," said the 19-year-old, who is still on crutches.

The main complaint from Malik and the other students in the suit revolves around security at the North York campus, which has been plagued by violence in recent years.

"Even after the firefighters and the police came to handle the situation, there was no sign of York security personnel anywhere," Malik said. "They have jeopardized the security of not only my friends and me, but also the security of over 50,000 students."


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