Parkland Shooting: Justice Department to Pay $130M for Investigative Failures

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The Justice Department will pay about $130 million to 40 survivors and families of victims of the 2018 massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., over the FBI’s failure to properly investigate two tips in the months before the shooting that suggested the gunman might open fire at a school, reports the New York Times. The FBI acknowledged two days after the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting that it had received the tips about Nikolas Cruz, then 19-years-old, but had not investigated them in accordance with its protocols. The first tip had come five months before the shooting, in September 2017, when a bail bondsman in Mississippi reported that a commentator with the user name “nikolas cruz” had left a disturbing message on his YouTube channel. The second tip came on Jan. 5, 2018, from a woman who called the FBI’s tip line and gave the bureau information about Cruz’s social media accounts and troubled family life and school record.

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