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Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's inaction

School Shooting Parkland Biden
Posted at 8:30 PM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 20:30:54-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials have confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the families of most of those killed and wounded in a 2018 Florida high school massacre over the FBI’s failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.

Attorneys for 16 of the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and some of those wounded previously announced in November that they had reached a monetary settlement with the government.

The 17th family chose not to sue.

The government’s announcement Wednesday said the settlement resolves 40 cases connected to the shooting for $127.5 million.