A $27 billion class-action lawsuit has been launched by the 19 children and two instructors who perished in the Uvalde mass shooting at a Texas elementary school in May, demanding compensation for their enduring anguish.
In the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the city of Uvalde, its police force, the school system, the state department of public safety, and a number of police and school officials are named. It is alleged that they disregarded established procedures for dealing with active shooters.
The May 24 incident shook the country since the killed students ranged in age from 9 to 11. Police took almost an hour to raid the classroom and kill the gunman while some of the kids cried out for assistance. It was the bloodiest school shooting in the United States in a decade, and many kids were hurt.
According to attorney Charles Bonner, whose California law firm filed the lawsuit, the class-action lawsuit demands damages for the survivors, including parents whose children were slain and youngsters who saw the slaughter. According to Bonner, anyone else in the “zone of danger” might also file a lawsuit.