Multiple Casualties Following Shooting At Florida High School
Reports are coming in of multiple causalities following a shooting at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, US.
Police in Parkland, Florida are currently responding to reports of an active gunman at the local high school.
A report from a local Fox News affiliate claims to have seen multiple people being treated for injuries outside the school.
Furthermore, a helicopter video has shown armed police at the building’s perimeter.
A tweet from the Coral Springs Police department has warned the students and faculty members:
Remain barricaded inside until police reach you.
According to CBS:
There’s a multi-casualty incident, according to law enforcement officials, but we do not know exactly what that means and how many people have been injured.
Furthermore, CBS reports no knows where the shooter is as of this moment:
A report from the BBC said the school is on a ‘code red-lock down while the armed authorities search for the ‘at-large shooter’:
ABC News have reported about 20 people have been injured in the shooting:
Speaking to ABC, a Stoneman Douglas High School student said:
I heard what sounded like a garbage truck like banging.
Then also I hear, ‘Boom, boom, boom.’ I hear screaming everywhere. I just got underneath my teacher’s desk.
A Tweet from the local public school stated:
Today, close to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s dismissal, students and staff heard what sounded like gunfire.
The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries.
President Donald Trump has already spoken to Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, who tweeted:
Just spoke with @POTUS about shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
My thoughts and prayers are with the students, their families and the entire community.
We will continue to receive briefings from law enforcement and issue updates.
President Trump sent out his own Tweet:
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.