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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Victims File Federal Lawsuit And It Is About Time

More than a dozen students present during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have filed a federal lawsuit against Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and other law enforcement officers.

The lawsuit, filed by the 15 students on Wednesday, also names school resource officer Scot Peterson, BSO Capt. Jan Jordan, the commander at the shooting scene, former Stoneman Douglas security monitor Andrew Medina, three officers referred to as “John Does” and Broward County.

The suit claims the students’ civil rights were violated and the county’s “policies and procedures, and training or lack thereof, demonstrated deliberate indifference” to the students’ rights, and “that deliberate indifference caused the herein complained-of harm to take place.”

Broward Schools and the Broward Sheriff’s Office said they had no comment on the suit.

Most of the students who filed the lawsuit are identified only by their initials. They weren’t physically injured in the shooting but suffered “severe psychological injury and trauma,” the suit says.

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