Schools have a duty to provide a safe environment for students. If a student is attacked at school, the school may be liable for damages if the student can prove that the attack was the result of negligence and not intentional. In order for a school to be held liable for damages, they must have had knowledge of the attack and failed to take any steps to prevent it. Alternatively, the school must have had a duty to protect the student and failed to do so.
Schools should take preventative measures in order to protect their students from attacks as they are responsible for providing a safe environment for their students.