What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Michigan
My daughter had several items (purse, phone, $$, binder, books) stolen out of her "school issued combination locked" locker at school while in Marching band class. She reported it as soon and see noticed it. School never called, we heard from tear struck daughter when she got home. My husband met with principal and he said "they would keep an eye out" and to file for loss through our homeowners insurance. No happy with principals words and no action we went to Sheriff's and filed a stolen property report.
This is not first time our daughter has been victim to theft and I am tired of feeling like there is nothing we can due and they should take some responsibility to cover the loss. Her purse was not allowed at Marching Band and had to go in locker. The lockers are school issued with "adhered to locker combination lock style". Kids cannot bring their own padlocks or they will be cut. There are no security cameras, guard or hall monitors. It doesn't seem right that we were told to file on homeowners insurance for something that wasn't stolen at our home. It seems as if we should have some rights and not left victim everytime this happens, even if it means making them financially responsible on their part so they will be forced into looking into theft issues, instead of let off the hook.
Can they be held liable for stolen property or do they have insurance to cover theft of childs stolen property at school? Do we need to get a lawyer to get reimbursed or take them to court?
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!