Survivors of the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, have filed a $27 billion class action lawsuit against various Texas law enforcement agencies, according to court documents.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Austin, names the city, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, the Uvalde School District Police Department, the Uvalde Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and several others. individuals who are members or former members of the agencies listed as defendants.
The plaintiffs include parents, teachers and school staff members who were at the school on May 24 when 19 students and two teachers were killed in adjoining classrooms just days before school ended and summer vacation began. At least 17 other people were injured.
A total of 376 law enforcement officers from various agencies responded to the massacre, the second deadliest school shooting in the United States.