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Parkland students who survived shooting file federal lawsuit

Sun Sentinel logoSun Sentinel 7/11/2018 By Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel

a man wearing a suit and tie: Attorney Solomon Radner, who is representing Audrey Diaz, who was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas during the shooting in February, speaks during a news conference at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in For Lauderdale, Fla.

Attorney Solomon Radner, who is representing Audrey Diaz, who was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas during the shooting in February, speaks during a news conference at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in For Lauderdale, Fla.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Broward deputies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School violated the constitutional rights of the survivors of February's school massacre by failing to stop Nikolas Cruz when he showed up on campus with murder on his mind, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The lawsuit specifically names Broward County, retired school resource officer Scot Peterson, Broward Sheriff's Office Capt. Jan Jordan and campus monitor Andrew Medina as defendants.

The plaintiffs are all students who are referred to by their initials.

The suit also doesn't identify Cruz by name, referring to him simply as "the Shooter."

A student who was searched and questioned hours before the shooting is accusing Peterson of illegally searching his backpack and questioning why he had so much money on him. The account stands in contrast to Peterson's inaction while the shooting was taking place hours later, according to the suit.

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