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Parkland Survivors to Sue Broward County Sheriff's Department, Schools

Florida Sheriff Scott Israel in a black uniform

Despite the attempts to make the Parkland, Florida, massacre a story about gun control, it seems law enforcement and the school administration failed miserably before and during the slaughter of 17 innocent high school kids.

That's why it's not surprising to see lawsuits now being filed naming both the sheriff's office and the school system as defendants.

Anthony Borges is a 15-year-old student who has been hailed as a hero by classmates after he was shot five times while trying to close and lock a classroom door. His attorney Alex Arreaza has notified Broward County officials of the family's intent to sue: "The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the principal and school resource officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent."

The notice was sent to the state financial risk management division, Sheriff Scott Israel, and Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.

Kyle Laman was shot during the attack. In a written statement, a spokesman for the Berman Law Group stated: "Kyle is still dealing with memories of the terror he felt when his classroom was locked and he was stuck in the hallway during the shooting." The statement added: "The teacher couldn't get the door open fast enough. Everyone was running scared. Kyle looked at the gunman staring right back at him, and instinctively jumped for cover.