The class-action suit is going after several law enforcement agencies as well as a gun manufacturer, local news outlet KSAT reports.
The lead lawyer filing the suit, Charles Bonner, said they are fighting for justice and accountability.
“What we intend to do to help serve this community and that is to file a US$27 billion ($39 billion) civil rights lawsuit under our United States Constitution, one-of-a-kind in the whole world,” he said.
Bonner said he intends to file a class action lawsuit against anyone who can be held responsible for what happened inside of Robb Primary School on May 24.
Twenty one students and teachers were killed by gunman Salvador Ramos before he was killed by law enforcement officers.
“We have the school police, OK, out of Redondo. We have the city police, and we have the sheriff and we have the Texas Rangers, the DPS, and we have the Border Patrol,” he said, as well as gun manufacturer Daniel Defense and Oasis Outback, where the gunman bought the weapon used.
“There will be some institutional defendants, including the school board or the city council,” Bonner said.
He and his associate have been travelling to Uvalde from their California office for weeks – meeting with families.
“Up to right now, there’s been no accountability, there’s no justice for those 19 children and the two teachers,” Myers said.
The suit is being filed on constitutionality. Bonner said the victims, survivors and their families had their 14th Amendment rights violated.
“And what we’ve seen here is that the law enforcement agencies have shown a deliberate, conscious disregards of those lives,” he said.
Bonner’s law firm is taking on this class-action suit with a team of other firms, including a local Uvalde law office. It’s a big undertaking, one he said he believes is necessary to save lives.
“Everyone in this world (is) hurting and bleeding about what is happening here in Uvalde. And it’s up to us to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Bonner said.
The lawsuit is still being drafted. Bonner said it’ll be filed in September when the investigation into the shooting is done.