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Victims and survivors of Uvalde, Texas, shooting say they will file $27 billion class-action lawsuit

Aug. 23, 2022
Lawyers say the Uvalde district and its police department failed to follow their active shooter plan and failed to exercise command and control of law enforcement.

Victims and survivors of the shooting attack at a school in Uvalde, Texas, plan to file a $27 billion class-action lawsuit against the school district and other entities.

ABC News reports that attorneys for many of those affected by the May 24 attack have served the Uvalde district with a notice of claim.

Lawyers have indicated that they intend to sue several law enforcement agencies as well as the manufacturer of the gun used in the massacre. The shooting at Robb Elementary School left 19 students and two teachers dead.

The attorneys' notice to the school district cites an investigative report from the Texas House of Representatives that severely criticized the response by the district and law enforcement agencies to the shooting.

"Uvalde CISD and its police department failed to implement their active shooter plan and failed to exercise command and control of law enforcement responding to the tragedy," the Texas House report says.

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