“I was getting hundreds of (Facebook) comments” about the potential lawsuit. “So I figured I’d take (the request) off the table for now,” said Irving Pinsky, who represents the parents of a 6-year-old survivor of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school.

Last week, Pinsky said in his filing that the state had failed to protect his client from what he described as “foreseeable harm.”…

Pinsky said Tuesday that “nervousness” among Newtown residents was also a motivator in dropping his client’s request to sue the state, which has immunity against most lawsuits unless it grants permission for a claim.

He declined to elaborate, though said “we reserve all rights to bring up this request again,” in spite of complaints and threats he says he’s received.