(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In a jaw-dropping development, Uvalde school shooting victims have filed a $27 billion lawsuit against the local police and authorities because of their delay in tackling the attacker, who murdered 21 people in May.
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Austin, Texas, last week, is against the local and state police and city and school officials.
It argues that the authorities didn’t follow the protocol for confronting an active shooter when they waited for over an hour while the gunman was on a shooting spree in a fourth-grade classroom, Newsmax reported.
The lawsuit says that the survivors suffered “emotional or psychological damages as a result of the defendant’s conduct and omissions on that date.”
“The conduct of the three hundred and seventy-six (376) law enforcement officials who were on hand for the exhaustively torturous seventy-seven minutes of law enforcement indecision, dysfunction, and harm, fell exceedingly short of their duty-bound standards,” the lawsuit reads.
It was filed by representatives of the child survivors of the Uvalde shooting and by school staff members at Robb Elementary, where the shooter killed 19 minors and two teachers before he was taken out.
The City of Uvalde, the Uvalde Consolidated School District, and the Texas Department of Public Safety are yet to comment on the $27 billion lawsuit.
In a separate lawsuit claiming $6 billion in damages, some survivors are suing the store where the shooter bought the murder weapon and the company which produced it. The producer, Daniel Defense, is based in Black Creek, Georgia.
During a congressional testimony over the summer, the company’s CEO, Marty Daniels, said mass shootings in the US were local problems that should be resolved on the local level.
He separated the weapons from the committing of violence, even as he called the Uvalde shooting “deeply disturbing.”
In another lawsuit, also filed last week, the mother of one of the children murdered in the shooting filed another lawsuit targeting many of the same defendants.
Several police officers have resigned, and two have been fired because of how they acted during the Uvalde school shooting.
Col. Steve McCraw, the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, recognized that the police officers made mistakes during the Uvalde shooting.
Victims of the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $27 billion. https://t.co/GxkW6MR16M
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