US Parkland students who survived shooting file federal lawsuit

21:35  11 july  2018
21:35  11 july  2018 Source:   latimes.com

Parkland hasn't joined 26 other cities in suing for stricter gun laws

  Parkland hasn't joined 26 other cities in suing for stricter gun laws FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Parkland, where 17 people died in the Stoneman Douglas high school massacre, hasn't joined 26 other Florida cities' lawsuits that push to enact local gun control laws. Some activists say it sends the wrong message. But Parkland officials say the city has been busy tending to other important matters related to the massacre. "The reason I've been quiet about that is it happened here in Parkland, to our kids, to our residents, to our teachers. It's an extremely sensitive topic," said Parkland Commissioner Stacy Kagan. "I greatly appreciate all the other cities jumping in ...

On February 14, 2018, seventeen students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida were fatally shot and seventeen others were wounded in a school shooting

A Parkland high school student who was shot five times while protecting his classmates has filed a lawsuit against accused gunman Nikolas Cruz, the family that took Cruz in, the estate of his deceased mother and several mental heath facilities.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Broward deputies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School violated the constitutional rights of the survivors of February's school massacre by failing to stop Nikolas Cruz when he showed up on campus with murder on his mind, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Wounded students from Parkland school shooting to get $1.63M

  Wounded students from Parkland school shooting to get $1.63M The families of the 17 victims killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting will each receive $400,000 from a $10.5 million fund. The Broward Education Foundation and a steering committee for the victims announced Monday the breakdown of the funds that were raised through a GoFundMe campaign. Nearly 37,000 individuals and companies donated to the fund. The fund does not include the millions students have raised through March for Our Lives for advocacy efforts.

The attorney for Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Anthony Borges and his family filed a civil lawsuit in court Tuesday. Emotional day as Parkland students return to school - Продолжительность: 4:30 CNN297 741 просмотр.

The suit asks for a jury trial and unspecified damages. Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 people killed in the shooting , also tweeted that it "has nothing to do with money." A student survivor from Parkland , Anthony Borges, 15, filed a lawsuit last month against Cruz and others.

The lawsuit specifically names Broward County, retired school resource officer Scot Peterson, Broward Sheriff's Office Capt. Jan Jordan and campus monitor Andrew Medina as defendants.

The plaintiffs are all students who are referred to by their initials.

The suit also doesn't identify Cruz by name, referring to him simply as "the Shooter."

A student who was searched and questioned hours before the shooting is accusing Peterson of illegally searching his backpack and questioning why he had so much money on him. The account stands in contrast to Peterson's inaction while the shooting was taking place hours later, according to the suit.

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Texas professors seek to revive campus carry law challenge .
Attorneys for three University of Texas professors were set to ask a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their lawsuit against a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public campuses. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was hearing the arguments.According to court filings, the professors believe the presence of guns in their classrooms could discourage open academic discussion.Last year, a federal judge in Texas dismissed the suit. U.S.

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