UPDATED: Fatalities, injuries in mass shooting at Florida high school, shooter in custody
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
An active shooter was reported at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, located in Broward County. Police responded to the scene along with medical emergency teams that treated many injuries.
The shooting supposedly began five minutes before the bell rang. The shooter was unidentified and still at large when police responded to the scene.
Multiple people were wounded by the shooter. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that 17 are dead. Reports say that two teachers died protecting students.
President Donald Trump has made a statement on his Twitter account regarding the incident:
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
The shooter was taken into custody by Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Shooter is now in custody. Scene is still active. #stonemanshooting
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
The shooter has been identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says that he is not a student at the school.