U.S. Dept. of Justice Announces $127.5 Million Settlement with Parkland Families


    The U.S. government indicated “the settlement resolves 40 cases connected to the shooting for $127.5 million,” the Associated Press reported.

    The settlement is the result of a suit filed over alleged FBI inaction.

    “About five weeks before the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting, an FBI tip line received a call saying a former Stoneman Douglas student, Nikolas Cruz, had bought guns and planned to ‘slip into a school and start shooting the place up,'” the AP noted.

    But there allegedly was no follow-up on the call, which means the FBI in South Florida was not told about the call and “Cruz was not contacted” by the agency.

    The family of parkland victim Gina Montalto was the one family that decided not to take part in the lawsuit, the AP explained.


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