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Parkland Students File Suit Against Broward Sheriff, Other Officials

July 12, 2018  | 

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Survivors of 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 officials, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The lawsuit also names retired school resource officer Scot Peterson, who was on the scene but did not enter the building when the shooting began.

The attorney for the 15 students filing the suit — Solomon Radner — said, "Law enforcement choked and the goal of this lawsuit is to ensure that this never happens again. If they choke and they cause people to die, they will have to face the music."

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," according to NBC News.

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ALAN G @ 7/12/2018 3:46 PM

This is no surprise. Just a lawyer trying to make a name for himself. Unless they can show negligence in how they handled the intel and information leading up to the shooting, I am not sure they have a law suit. It has been case law that failing to engage in a deadly force situation does not create liability. Engaging when you should not can leave you open to liability. I am not defending any policy or alleged inaction on the part of BSO. I am just talking about potential liability.

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