High School Shooting – Multiple Injuries and Fatalities
The suspect in a deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is in custody, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. On MSNBC they said the suspect pulled the fire alarm and started shooting.
Aerial footage from WSVN showed a number of people lying on the ground outside the school, being treated for injuries and moved to ambulances. As students streamed away from the school, some ran while others walked quickly in orderly lines with their hands on or above their heads.
Nicole Baltzer, 18, said she was in trigonometry class about 10 minutes before the end of the school day when the fire alarm went off. As students evacuated, she heard six gunshots and everyone started running back inside the school, Baltzer told CNN’s Sara Ganim.
“I heard so many gunshots, at least like six. They were very close,” Baltzer said.
Baltzer said she is still on lockdown in a classroom on the second floor. Her stepsister is also on lockdown in a different classroom, she said.
“Everyone just started freaking out,” a student told CNN affiliate WSVN.
“We all thought it was a fire drill because we had one previously today,” he said. “And we thought it was, so no one was that nervous, but then word started going around that it was shots and not just, like, something else, everyone just started running towards the canal.”
The sheriff’s office responded to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland shortly before 3 p.m (Over 3,000 students attend this school).
US Sen. Bill Nelson told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the superintendent of schools in Parkland “believes there are a number of fatalities” (at least 14 confirmed victims have been transported to the hospital).
Right now, the kids are still being evacuated. My heart goes out to all the parents and the students and teachers… and the whole community! Nobody thinks they are putting their kids in the line of fire by just sending them to school.
President Trump tweeted that his “prayers and condolences” are with the families of those affected by the shooting, and said: “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
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