Parkland Families Reach Settlement With School District

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

The families of 52 people killed, injured or traumatized during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward School District, the lawyer for the families confirmed Monday.

The largest payments will go to the 17 families whose children or spouses were killed, and they will each receive an equal amount, attorney David Brill said. Brill would not provide further detail on amounts or how the money will be divided.

The settlement could end a 3 1/2 year battle between the school district and family members of victims, who alleged the school district’s negligence contributed to a troubled former student walking onto the campus on Valentine’s Day 2018 and killing 17 people and injuring 17 others.

Read the full article. Last week lawyers for the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, announced that he would plead guilty to the murders. A jury trial will likely determine whether he gets a death sentence or life in prison.