A Beaver County school district has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern on behalf of students and staff allegedly impacted by last month’s train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
The attorney who filed the lawsuit spoke with KDKA-TV on Thursday, and he believes this is the first lawsuit filed by a school district against Norfolk Southern. He also believes it’s the first lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh, adding other lawsuits were filed in Ohio.
Blackhawk School District has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern. Attorney Tom King filed it in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
“The end goal is to get Norfolk Southern to do the right thing here,” King said. “And the right thing here is to provide the funds necessary to do the things that the Blackhawk School District needs to do to safeguard its students and its residents and not at the expense of the taxpayers.”