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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.

 

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