Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors file federal lawsuit

Posted: 1:44 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 17:44:38Z

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A group of student survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is taking legal action.

Wednesday morning the attorney representing 15 students announced that they are suing individual law enforcement officials who failed to act during the February 14th shooting in Parkland, Florida.  

"We should have been like..... We didn't deserve that. We are just students, and we thought we were safe at school, and we didn't need that to happen to us," said one of the students who was identified as Audry.

"This lawsuit should not be misconstrued in any way as a shot at law enforcement. That's not what this is. This is a shot at specific law enforcement officials who failed the students on that particular day," attorney Solomon Radner said.

The federal suit says the 15 suffered "at least, psychological injury and trauma" during the mass shootings, which left 14 students and three adults dead and 17 other people injured.

"The goal of this lawsuit is to ensure this never happens again. That law enforcement is aware that we are expecting them to be heroes. That's their job and if they choke and they cause people to die they will have to face the music," Radner said.