FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre have settled their lawsuit against the federal government.
Sixteen of the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland had sued over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack. The settlement reached Monday is confidential.
The parent of a student killed in the shooting commended the FBI for taking responsibility for its failure. Andrew Pollack compared that to local school and law enforcement officials. He says they have ducked responsibility. The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, pleaded guilty last month and now faces a possible death sentence.