Supreme Court rules against Parkland victims’ families

Sep 25, 2020 by

The attorneys for Stoneman Douglas families and victims said the gunshots in the Parkland mass shooting were separate instances: The Parkland school shooter killed 17 people and wounded 17 more on Feb. 14, 2018. And many people at the school were traumatized by hearing the gunshots and fleeing for their lives, not knowing for sure whether they were running to or from danger.

The families’ attorneys argued that each plaintiff filing a claim against the school board should be able to receive up to $200,000.

But the Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the Broward School Board, determining the shooting was a single incident and that the district’s liability should be capped at $300,000 to be divided among all the victims. That could mean less than $9,000 each for everyone who was pierced by a bullet.

Source: Supreme Court rules against Parkland victims’ families – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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