As many people around the world continue to mourn following the unfortunate school shooting that took place in Uvalde, TX. The families of the children that were injured during the shooting have filed a lawsuit against the suspected shooter’s estate.
According to ABC News, the families of four of the students that were injured during the shooting is suing the estate of the suspected shooter Salvador Ramos. The families are seeking $100 million in damages as they say their children suffered “severe injuries to the face, leg, back and other parts of the body, resulting in having them undergo multiple surgeries, as well as experience mental trauma stemming from watching their classmates and teachers die.”
Thomas J. Henry, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the families, spoke and said,
“This initial lawsuit will allow us to discover evidence and possibly add other parties to the lawsuit, if necessary. The discovery process will focus on the school system, law enforcement, social media, and gun, and ammunition manufacturers.”
As many of you know, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos is accused of murdering 19 children and two teachers and injuring several others at Robb Elementary School back on May 24th. Ramos was killed by police as a result of the school shooting.
In the lawsuit against his estate, it continues to say, “He intentionally injured these young children, stole their innocence, and forever changed their lives.”
Since the shooting, there has been a call to increase the age of those who are allowed to purchase firearms.
President Joe Biden said to Congress,
“We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if we can’t ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21, strengthen background checks, enact safe storage laws and red flag laws. Repeal the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability, address the mental health crisis.”
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