Florida high school shooting: Attacker 'about 18 years old and not current student'
There have been "numerous fatalities" in the Florida school shooting, a school official has said, while the sheriff said there had been at least 14 victims.
The Florida school shooter is about 18 years old, is not a current student and was arrested without incident off campus, The Broward County Sheriff's Office has said.
Local media is reporting up to five fatalities. The suspected gunman is being held in custody.
Broward Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday.
The school was put in lockdown with students and teachers inside told to remain barricaded until police reach them.
Broadcast media showed images of paramedics treating patients on the ground. News broadcasts also showed students running across the street.
So far we have at least 14 victims. Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital. #StonemanShooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
Shooter is now in custody. Scene is still active. #stonemanshooting— 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
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
Official news statements will come from Broward Sheriff's Office PIO, we see many comments of parents getting news from local media on scene.— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 14, 2018
Avoid the area of Stoneman Douglas HS. #BSO is currently working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
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