Parents of survivors of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas have filed a federal lawsuit against the school district and city, the weapons manufacturer and numerous other entities.
CNN reports that the lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of “Corina Camacho’s 10-year-old son, identified as “GM” in the court document, who was injured in the attack; Tanisha Rodriguez’ 9-year-old daughter, “GR,” who ran from the playground to a classroom to hide when she heard gunshots; Selena Sanchez’s son, “DJ,” who was on his way to the nurse’s office when he saw the gunman shooting toward classrooms. The 9-year-old hid in a nearby classroom with other students.”
The lawsuit states that the weapons manufacturer used by the 18-year-old who killed 19 students and 2 teachers used “aggressive” marketing tactics.
Daniel Defense chose not to conduct studies evaluating the effects of their marketing strategies on the health and well-being of Americans and chose not to look at the cost to families and communities such as Uvalde, Texas.
It also says that the city’s police made an attempt to protect them, but failed.
While Uvalde PD made an early attempt to break through the classroom, they withdrew and never tried again. The scene remained ‘active’ and active shooting protocol required that Uvalde police pursue the primary objective of stopping the murder and the shooter no matter how many times it takes,” the claim said.
In the suit, it claims that the door’s manufacturer, Schneider Electric, “was unable to lock as designed after it was closed.”
The group is demanding punitive damages and other exemptions.