Mount Vernon School
The survivor of a vicious 2007 schoolyard attack that left three college-bound friends dead still suffers from nightmares and depression from the ambush, though she has been able to graduate from college and hold a job.
The survivor of an attack that killed three college-aged friends in 2007 testified in a civil trial against the school district Monday that she felt safe entering the New Jersey schoolyard, but once attacked thought she might die.
School security procedures were the focus Tuesday, as a civil trial resumed in connection with the 2007 execution-style schoolyard killings that left three college-bound friends dead.
The suit, brought by the families of the victims and a fourth victim who survived the attack, claims the Mount Vernon School was negligent by leaving the playground open at night when it was a known gang hangout.
Gerardo Gomez was convicted last November on multiple counts including robbery, murder and attempted murder.