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Survivors and Families of 2018 Parkland Massacre Settle for $130 Million with DOJ

HeadlineNov 24, 2021

The families of the victims and survivors of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have reached a nearly $130 million settlement with the Justice Department. The families had sued the FBI, accusing the agency of negligence for failing to act on tips they received about the gunman just weeks before the massacre. At the time, the tipster told the FBI the shooter was “going to explode” and that he “was going to slip into a school and start shooting the place up.” Seventeen students, staff and teachers were killed that day.

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