Following the opened fire by a shooter, at least 17 people have died and several people injured, according to Broward County Pubilc Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
The shooting took place on Wednesday, February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. On Wednesday afternoon, Broward County Sheriff’s Office shared a tweet revealing the shooter is in custody and the victims are being transported to hospitals.
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Suspect Nikolaus Cruz, 19, is in custody. #stonemandouglasshooting
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
The 19-year-old gunman was a former student who was expelled for disciplinary reasons, authorities said. Police said that he had one rifle and multiple magazines. They also said that the shot victims were both inside the school building and outside.
‘Numerous Fatalities,’ Suspect in Custody in Florida High School Shooting
Florida Senator Bill Nelson spoken out about the tragedy, to CNN,
It’s a bad day for Florida and for the country.
Coral Springs police shared a message to students and teachers at the institution via Twitter, telling them to “remain barricaded inside” until authorities were able to reach them.
The school had a fire drill earlier in the day, so after the shooting tragedy occurred, people believed it was a follow-up procedure, an unidentified student told WSVN.