2 Dozen+ Parkland Shooting Victims Sue Broward County Agencies

Un-retrieved bicycles appear inside the fence of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
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The Parkland shooting victims lawsuit names several public agency and other defendants, accusing them of negligence.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Survivors and family members of the slain victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are suing the school district, the sheriff’s office, a deputy and a school monitor, claiming their negligence allowed the massacre to happen.

The lawsuits will be filed in state court in South Florida on Tuesday morning, following a news conference.

Authorities say former student Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day in 2018.

The lawsuits name as defendants the School Board of Broward County; the Broward Sheriff’s Office; former deputy Scott Peterson, who was a school resource officer; Andrew Medina, who was a school security monitor; and Henderson Behavioral Health Clinic, a mental health facility where Cruz was treated.

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