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Parkland shooting: Families engaged with 2018 assault settle FBI claim

A stopgap commemoration respects survivors of the 2018 slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

The groups of those killed in a Florida school shooting have reached an extravagant settlement with the US government after the FBI neglected to follow up on a tip about the shooter.

A legal counselor for the offended parties said the understanding, once settled, would check

 "a significant stage"

 towards equity.

No less than 17 individuals passed on after a previous understudy started shooting at the grounds in Parkland on 14 February 2018.

It was one of the deadliest acts of mass violence in US history.

Parkland school shooter concedes to kill

Branch of Justice authorities didn't quickly remark on the settlement of somewhere in the range of $125m and $130m (£97m), whose subtleties were affirmed by the BBC's US accomplice, CBS News and different US media.

Guardians of the casualties contended in a 2018 claim that the specialists had neglected to follow up on grumblings about the shooter's expressed longing to complete a school assault and his weapons store.

Media caption,

"Our kids died in the Parkland school shooting, but we disagree on guns"

A month before the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a woman had warned on the FBI's tip line that the suspect was "going to explode".

The FBI acknowledged it had failed to follow up on the tip, which the bureau said had provided information about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting".

The Parkland families last month reached a $25m settlement with the Broward County school district in a lawsuit that had accused it of negligence.

Their lawyers filed nearly two dozen legal actions in the aftermath of the attack.

The gunman pleaded guilty last month to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. He faces a possible death sentence.

 

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