San Antonio-based firm exploring legal options for Uvalde victims
Each sufferer Henry is representing ranges from 9 to 10-years-old.
SAN ANTONIO — Four kids who survived being shot at Robb Elementary, and their households, at the moment are being represented by the legislation firm of Thomas J Henry.
The preliminary lawsuit names the property of the now useless gunman who killed 19 college students and two lecturers in Uvalde. But, Henry mentioned as they uncover extra proof, they could ask that many extra individuals and teams be held accountable.
“These children are going to forever have this seared into their memory. It’s going to be the fabric of their life. And they’re going to have issues coping now and in the future,” mentioned Henry. “We’re doing a lot of things quickly as we speak.”
He mentioned his firm is gathering proof associated to many points of the Uvalde assault, with a lawsuit asking for an preliminary judgement of greater than $100 million.
“So that we’re able to learn, for instance, who knew what, when, where, before the shooting? Was the purchase of this gun even legal? Were the was the ammunition purchase legal?”
Henry mentioned the 4 younger victims he is representing, who’re solely recognized by their initials, are all 9 or 10-years-old, they usually all suffered a number of gunshot wounds which will have lifelong implications.
Henry mentioned his motion is taking a look at proof past the shooter, just like the efficiency of legislation enforcement.
“It’s just egregious. It’s ridiculous. And, you know. That law enforcement agency, the oversight of that agency, you know, how they’re handling those officers that failed to respond. There’s no doubt that at the most important moment, probably of their entire life, they blew it.”
Henry mentioned they’re additionally taking a look at bodily points, like the college constructing.
“I think that when it comes to the design of schools, when it comes to the procedures inside of schools, we can see that they were heavily flawed. You ended up with children being locked in a room against their will with no ability to get out, no other exit.”
Changes to gun legal guidelines, Henry mentioned, additionally should be addressed.
“This is a time where we need to make sure that guns don’t get into the wrong hands…maybe there’s age limits for guns. But we need to have some really aggressive, swift changes.”
Henry, whose firm additionally represented victims of the 2017 Sutherland Springs church assault that left 26 useless, mentioned he expects this to be a protracted combat for justice, as that case continues to be being appealed now.
In the curiosity of transparency, we wished to be sure to know the legislation firm of Thomas J. Henry does promote with KENS 5.