👮Uvalde school district to face $27 billion class action lawsuit

👮Uvalde school district to face $27 billion class action lawsuit
Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo, third from left, stands during a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary school on May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is facing a $27 billion class-action suit in connection with the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

Charles Bonner, one of the attorneys representing families impacted by the Uvalde shooting, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that they have filed notices of claim for a potential $27 billion lawsuit aimed at holding law enforcement agencies, city council members, school district officials and others accountable for the response to the May 24 shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead.

Raquel Martinez, comforts her two daughters while her husband, Daniel Martinez, comforts their sons outside Robb Elementary School, on May 26, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Martinez and her four children stayed home...Maye-e/AP

On July 17, a Texas House special committee released a 77-page investigative report regarding the Robb Elementary School shooting.

It found that a total of 376 law enforcement officers from various agencies responded to the scene that day, including five officers from the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District; 16 from the Uvalde County Sheriff's Office; 25 officers from the Uvalde Police Department; 91 officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety; and 149 officers from the U.S. Border Patrol.

Victims waited over an hour for help until a U.S. Border Patrol tactical unit breached the classroom of fourth graders and killed the 18-year-old suspected gunman, Salvador Ramos.

"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."investigative report from the Texas House of Representatives

Bonner, the attorney for the families, said he hopes the large sum can fund mental health resources and hold police forces accountable. The lawsuit will be formally filed in September, naming a long list of defendants.

The 21 people who died on May 24, 2022 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in a mass shooting.Courtesy the Families| Reuters| AP

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