Lawyers at Day Pitney, representing the gun manufacturer Remington Arms, drew a furious backlash in recent days for subpoenaing academic and disciplinary records on elementary school students who were murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre as part of a civil suit brought by the children’s families.

The Day Pitney legal team sought “admission papers, attendance records, transcripts, report cards, disciplinary records” among other documents from five students killed in the Connecticut mass shooting. Each child was between the ages of  6 or 7 at the time, according to a copy of the subpoena. The children’s estates are suing Remington over its marketing of the assault rifle used in the shooting.

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