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- Broward County Public Schools said Wednesday that it has stopped its recently announced internal investigation into the MSD shooting
A South Florida school district is suspending its internal investigation into the Parkland school massacre, saying it conflicts with a state inquiry.
Broward County Public Schools said Wednesday that it has stopped its recently announced internal investigation into the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
Stoneman Douglas staff members are about to be interviewed by the state commission investigating the shooting and the district says it didn't want to subject them to a second round of questioning.
"We recognize that the MSD staff is continuing to recover from this tragedy. To avoid asking them to participate in duplicate interviews and to streamline the process, the District has decided to suspend its internal review, and give priority to the MSD Commission's investigation," the district said in a statement.
The district had announced last week that it had hired a retired Secret Service agent to do an internal investigation about staff performance before and during the shooting.
The district says the state commission has promised to share its findings with the district.