Parkland Shooting Victims’ Families Reach $25 Million Settlement With School District

The families of the victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead have reached a $25 million settlement with the local school district. 

The Broward School District will pay the lump sum to the families of 52 people who were killed, injured, or traumatized in the shooting at Marjory Stone Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported Monday

Family members of the victims of the shooting have accused the school district of negligence for failing to prevent accused gunman and former student Nikolas Cruz from entering the campus and killing 17 and wounding 17 others. 

“It’s a fair and frankly remarkable result,” the attorney for the victim’s families, David Brill, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “It gives the families a measure of justice and accountability.”

Brill said that the largest payments will go to the 17 families whose children or spouses were killed in the shooting; each will get an equal amount. 

Though the terms have been reached, the settlement is still being drafted, according to Brill.

The school district and Brill did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.



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