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Girl's fight with kidnapper focus of lawsuit

Posted at 7:54 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 22:54:40-04

The parents of a 7-year-old girl who fought off her kidnapper at a Solana Beach school are now suing the district.

"This guy messed with the wrong girl and the wrong community," said the victim's father following the arrest of accused kidnapper Jack Doshay.

Doshay is accused of walking onto campus at Skyline School in March 2015 and using duct tape to try and kidnap the young girl.

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"We are so proud of our girl," said the victim's father. But what he's not proud of is the school's security or lack thereof. The family of the girl has hired lawyer, Cynthia Chihak, who filed a lawsuit against Solana Beach School District.

"The parents' motivation was to get some action done," said Chihak.

The lawsuit alleges the district failed to protect students. It specifically points out there were no closing gates at the time, guards, cameras and not enough adult supervision. Chihak says the school put up a fence within two months after the attempted kidnapping.

"All you had to do was have gates at the school," said Chihak.

Chihak says the young girl is traumatized and wasn't able to sleep well for months.

"I know the family put an entire security system in because she was so afraid he was going to come to their house to get her," Chihak said.

The family is suing for unspecified damages for the security system, as well as medical and psychiatric bills. 10News called the school district for comment and is still waiting to hear back.