At least 17 people were dead after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The @FBI has set up a website where you can upload images and video of the #stonemanshooting. Visit https://t.co/7k6vAb5Csa to submit any information you have on the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 15, 2018
The suspect was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, a former student who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. He said at least 14 other people were injured in addition to the 17 people killed. NBC News reports.
Deputies in Broward County, Florida, responded to reports of an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday.
Police are working an active shooter scene, and ask that if you are in touch with your student you ask that they remain calm and barricaded until police come to their room, this is for everyone's safety. Do NOT call our 911 or non-emergency number unless it is an emergency.
— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 14, 2018
Florida local news station WSVN 7 reported at least 20 injured from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Broward County Fire Rescue is reporting that 20 people are injured, according to CNN affiliate WSVN.
Aerial footage from WSVN showed a number of people lying on the ground outside the school, being treated for injuries and moved to ambulances.
Footage from the scene showed students streaming away from the school. Some ran, while others walked quickly in orderly lines with their hands on or above their heads.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) February 14, 2018
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018