Police in Broward County, Florida responded to a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office said it was “working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter.”

#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.

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018

The shooter is still at large.

Follow @browardsheriff for latest info on the #stonemanshooting. Shooter still at large.

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018

Local news outlets on the scene report more than 20 people are injured.

According to South Florida news outlets, nearly 40 students and teachers were on lockdown inside the school in the middle of the afternoon.

Still locked in. I checked the local news and there is 20 victims. Long live Majory Stoneman Douglas High. pic.twitter.com/4kQMAlCBWt

— Aj22000 (@TheCaptainAidan) February 14, 2018

According to Broward County Schools, after the lockdown, Marjory Stoneman Douglas began dismissing students around 3:40 pm.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries. Law enforcement and the District’s Special Investigative Unit are currently on site. The District will provide updates as more information becomes available.

— Broward Schools (@browardschools) February 14, 2018

The fire department from nearby Margate, Florida is treating the situation as a “mass casualty incident” with 20 to 50 victims.

Margate Fire Department is reporting this is a “mass casualty incident” at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida; could be 20-50 victims pic.twitter.com/ovNjLeslWq

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) February 14, 2018

President Donald Trump was briefed on the school shooting Wednesday afternoon and tweeted out his prayers and condolences to the victims and their families, tweeting, “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”

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

Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. We are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible Florida school shooting.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) reports there are “many deaths” as a result of the shooting in Parkland.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson told Fox News “there are many deaths” in the high school shooting in Parkland.

— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) February 14, 2018

According to the Broward County Sherriff, the suspect is now in custody.

Police have arrested a subject possibly in connection to the school shooting in Parkland https://t.co/QUWFGogcH2 pic.twitter.com/1F6UE8tDBW

— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) February 14, 2018

This is the 19th school shooting in 2018 so far.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information emerges. 

Source Link:
https://thinkprogress.org/what-we-know-about-the-school-shooting-in-broward-county-florida-a16774c868d3/

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