Uvalde School District to face $27 billion class action lawsuit

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is facing a $27 billion class action lawsuit related to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

Attorney Charles Bonner told ABC News that he and several other attorneys served the Uvalde School District with a notice of claim Monday night following a school board meeting.

The American flag is reflected in the window of a Uvalde CISD school bus on June 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

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The notice cites a Texas House of Representatives investigative report that says, “Uvalde CISD and his police department failed to implement their active fire plan and exercise command and control law enforcement in response to the tragedy.”

“We want this amount of money to compensate these people for this wrong that was parachuted into them,” Bonner said.

Bonner also said he hopes the large sum can fund mental health resources and hold police forces accountable. The lawsuit will be officially filed in September, naming a long list of defendants.

The Uvalde School District did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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