Remington Arms, the maker of the AR-15 rifle that was used in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has subpoenaed the report cards, attendance records, and disciplinary records of five children killed in the shooting, according to court documents.
On Thursday, attorneys representing nine families of victims of the massacre filed a motion that sought to protect against further subpoenas.
That filing revealed that Remington’s lawyers subpoenaed the Newtown Public School District seeking “application and admission paperwork, attendance records, transcripts, report cards, disciplinary records, correspondence” and other school records of the children.
“There is no conceivable way that these [records] will assist Remington in its defense, and the plaintiffs do not understand why Remington would invade the families’ privacy with such a request,” lawyers for the families said in a court filing.
“Nonetheless, this personal and private information has been produced to Remington.”
Remington also subpoenaed employment records of four teachers who were killed in the shooting, according to court filings.
It’s the latest development in the seven-year effort by nine families of Sandy Hook victims to hold Remington accountable for the massacre, arguing that the gunmaker recklessly advertised its semi-automatic weapons to civilians.
Remington, which declared bankruptcy for the second time last summer, has defended itself by saying that it makes a legal firearm that was lawfully sold in this case to the shooter’s mother and the gunman is solely responsible for the massacre.
Lawyers for Remington did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment.
The lawsuit last made headlines in July, when Remington flooded the families’ lawyers with a mass of pretrial data that contained tens of thousands of “random” images — including bizarre cartoons based on the “Despicable Me” franchise.
“Having repeatedly represented to the (families) and this court that it was devoting extensive resources to making what it described as ‘substantial’ document productions … Remington has instead made the plaintiffs wait years to receive cartoon images, gender reveal videos, and duplicate copies of catalogues,” the families’ lawyers complained at the time.