PARKLAND, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Survivors of the Parkland school shooting are filing a federal civil rights lawsuit.
The federal lawsuit, file don behalf of 15 Stoneman Douglas students who were not shot by the gunfire. The students claim that they suffered severe psychological injury and trauma.
Those named in the lawsuit include former school resource officer Scot Peterson of Broward County, Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Sheriff Scott Israel, Sheriff's Office Captain, and a former security guard.
The lawsuit claims that school officials and law enforcement knew the school was a known target and did not take proper action to prevent the massacre.
The students are also suing the county as a whole, stating that its "policies and procedures, and training or lack thereof, demonstrated deliberate indifference to the rights of the plaintiffs and that deliberate indifference caused the harm to take place."
The lawsuit demands a jury trial and is seeking full and fair compensatory damages.