Uvalde Shooting Victim’s Mother Sues Police, School District and Gun Manufacturer
The mother of a Robb Elementary school shooting victim has filed a federal lawsuit against law enforcement, the Uvalde school district, 16 officers, the gun shop where the shooter purchased the weapon, and gun manufacturer Daniel Defense.
Sandra Torres, the mother of Eliahna Torres, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Del Rio, Texas.
“Eliahna loved her family, and she knew how much we loved her,” Sandra Torres, the mother of 10-year-old Eliahna Torres, said in a news release. “I miss her every moment of every day. I’ve brought this lawsuit to seek accountability. No parent should ever go through what I have.”
Torres claims that her ten-year-old daughter’s death was the result of negligence by the defendants.
“Some of the defendants in the case, including then-school district Police Chief Pete Arredondo, former acting Uvalde Police Chief Mariano Pargas and gun manufacturer Daniel Defense, are already facing separate cases filed in federal court back in September by families of some who survived the shooting,” ABC News reports.
The officers named in the suit are from the Uvalde Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Uvalde school district police force.
Torres is seeking unspecified punitive damages.
On May 24, a mass shooting occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The attack left 19 children and two teachers dead.
As the shooting occurred, the 91 DPS officers who responded to the scene waited 74 minutes before breaching the classroom where the shooter was holed up with his victims without confrontation.
As the killing spree went on, officers outside the school clashed with frightened parents trying to get into the building to save their children.
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