Numerous individuals are wounded and the gunman is at large in an attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
6:08 p.m.: Democratic senator from Colorado weighs in.
When did mass shootings become a normal part of American life? There’s an entire generation growing up in fear that their school will be next. My thoughts are with families of victims & first responders in FL, but I also know that thoughts are not enough. It’s time for action.
6:05 p.m.: Initial reports on the number of dead victims — CNN sources say 16, ABC’s say 15.
BREAKING: At least 15 people are dead following shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officers on the scene tell @ABC News. http://abcn.ws/2GaFaYf
NEW: Parkland, Florida, high school shooting suspect appeared “to have pulled the school fire alarm causing chaos and then began shooting,” law enforcement source briefed on shooting tells CBS News http://cbsn.ws/2sxJGOs
Police respond to report of shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida
Authorities are investigating an incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida
A classmate says the suspect showed him photos of his guns:
He’s been a troubled kid and has always had a certain amount of issues going on. He shot guns because he felt it gave him I guess — what’s the word I’m looking for — an exhilarating feeling… He showed me [his guns] personally through his phone and stuff like that I stayed clear of him most of the time during my time in alternate school I didn’t wanna be with him at all because I didn’t wanna cause any conflict with him because that’s the impression he gave off.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the suspected shooter is was arrested without incident. They are still not sure if all the kids are out.
The Miami Herald reports on the identity of the suspected shooter:
The former student suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland may been identified a potential threat to fellow students in the past, according to one teacher.
The 19-year-old ex-student, who has been detained by Broward police, has not been publicly identified as a suspect. But a law-enforcement source identified him as Nicolas Cruz.
“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” said math teacher Jim Gard, who said Cruz had been in his class last year. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”
Parents told where to go:
Parents of students, please go to the Marriott Heron Bay located at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd in Coral Springs. Please wait to go to the staging area until everything is clear. @browardsheriff #StonemanDouglasHighSchool #Parkland
Brother of student in Florida school: “She was trembling. She was just in complete denial and complete shock, she couldn’t even — she was numb. The way to describe it, the messages her voice gave off, was that this isn’t reality.” http://nbcnews.to/2EsYjs3
Broward County police: Any parent who is looking for their child, please go immediately to the Marriot. http://nbcnews.to/2EsYjs3
Police respond to active shooter at Parkland, Florida high school
A Florida high school was on lockdown and authorities said they were responding to an active shooter on Wednesday afternoon.
Suspect identified and in custody:
Police apprehend suspect in shooting at Florida high school, report several fatalities http://on.wsj.com/2ErWNpV
Florida Police Respond to Report of Active Shooter at High School
A shooting at a Florida high school Wednesday sent students rushing out into the streets as police swarmed in and locked down the building. Ambulances converged on the scene as emergency workers…
“It’s a day that you pray, every day I get up, that we will never have to see.” Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie calls for the community to come together after a shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL. http://cnn.it/2CkB0Lc
Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter attends Stoneman Douglas High School, said her daughter texted her when the school shooting started.
“At first, we thought it was a hoax, because in today’s day and age, you just never know” http://cnn.it/2F2kjac
The Associated Press reports:
School official says there are “numerous fatalities” after high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.; sheriff says “at least 14 victims”, their condition unclear. http://apne.ws/mXM7jsi
The Latest: Official: ‘Numerous fatalities’ in school attack
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A school official says there are numerous fataliti
This AP photo from the Parkland, Florida shooting is just…
CNN reports that law enforcement sources say at least two were killed in the school shooting. Sources also report that the suspect is believed to be a student at the school.
Members of the establishment media are already earning the low opinion the public has of them:
It is with a heavy heart I must announce that the journos are at it again.
Fox News reports that the active shooting situation is officially over.
First Lady Melania Trump tweets about the attack:
My heart is heavy over the school shooting in Florida. Keeping all affected in my thoughts & prayers.
CBS News obtained very disturbing cellphone video footage from inside the school as the shooting happened (warning: graphic content):
JUST IN (warning, disturbing video): Cell phone video inside the school as shots were going off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High http://cbsn.ws/2ErNC8Z
Witnesses report that shots rang “as students evacuated” after a fire alarm sounded, CNN reports.
The mayor reports “multiple” deaths, according to the Sun Sentinel:
UPDATE: “Multiple” deaths at South Florida high school shooting, mayor says. http://sunsent.nl/2Bt8A4M
A “person of interest” is in custody in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
#UPDATE: Person of interest identified in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
MSNBC showing what appears to be a man being taken into custody pic.twitter.com/AxfDSEzvgi
close-up: man in handcuffs outside Florida school shooting pic.twitter.com/pvSe2LSgqF
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MORE: Male in red shirt appears to be handcuffed and apprehended by police officers in Parkland, Florida, following shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School http://cbsn.ws/2sxJGOs
President Trump tweeted about the attack:
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.
Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. We are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible Florida school shooting.
The attack occurred Wednesday around 2 pm Eastern.
#BSO is working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter located at 5901 Pine Island Rd, Parkland. Here’s what we know so far: deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High. There are reports of victims. PIO will be on scene 3:15pm.
WSVN reports “at least 20 people have been injured.”
During live broadcast, Fox News reported that police have ascertained “a person of interest” in the incident. That person is a student who was in class earlier today and is now “on the run.”
AVOID AREA OF DOUGLAS HS for ACTIVE POLICE SCENE. Do not call 911 unless an emergency. Nothing further.
Area hospitals have been put on notice that they will be receiving individuals wounded in the attack.