Uvalde school shooting: $27B lawsuit to be filed for Robb Elementary victims, attorney says

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
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Attorney Charles Bonner said he will file a $27 billion lawsuit for Robb Elementary School shooting victims, alleging 14th Amendment violations.

UVALDE, Texas -- A massive lawsuit was announced on behalf of those affected by the Robb Elementary shooting.

The class action suit is going after several law enforcement agencies as well as gun manufacturer Daniel Defense.

The lead attorney filing the suit told KSAT they are fighting for justice and accountability.

"What we intend to do to help serve this community and that is to file a $27 billion civil rights lawsuit under our United States Constitution, one-of-a-kind in the in the whole world," Attorney Charles Bonner said.

The civil rights attorney is holding no punches. He intends to file a class action lawsuit against anyone who can be held responsible for what happened inside of Robb Elementary May 24th.

"We have the school police, okay, out of Redondo. We have the city police and we have the sheriff and we have the Texas Rangers, the DPS and we have the Border Patrol," Bonner said.

As well as gun manufacturer Daniel Defense and Oasis Outback, where the gunman bought the weapon used.

"There will be some institutional defendants, including the School Board or the City Council," Bonner said.

Bonner and his associate have been traveling to Uvalde from their California office for weeks, meeting with families at Pastor Daniel Myers' church.

"Up to right now, there's been no accountability, there's no justice for those 19 children and the two teachers," Myers said.

The suit is being filed on constitutionality. Bonner said the victims, survivors and their families had their 14th Amendment rights violated.

"And what we've seen here is that the law enforcement agencies have shown a deliberate, conscious disregards of those lives," Bonner said.

Bonner's law firm is taking on this class action suit with a team of other firms, including a local Uvalde law office. It's a big undertaking and one he believes is necessary to save lives.

"Everyone in this world are hurting and bleeding about what is happening here in Uvalde. And it's up to us to make sure it doesn't happen again," Bonner said.

The lawsuit is still being drafted, Bonner said it'll be filed in September, when the Department of Defense is done with their investigation into the shooting.

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