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A number of individuals are reportedly injured after a capturing in a south Florida highschool Wednesday and the suspect continues to be at giant, police stated.
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A minimum of one individual is lifeless and greater than 20 others are reportedly injured after a mass capturing at a south Florida highschool Wednesday, police stated. 

The gunman continues to be at giant. 

The capturing occurred about 2 p.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Fla., which is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, in accordance with the Coral Springs Police Division. 

Margate Hearth Chief Dan Booker advised the Miami Herald that the capturing was a mass casualty incident. He confirmed at the very least one fatality at greater than 20 injured, though he couldn’t affirm what number of have been injured or killed and what number of have been shot.

The varsity district launched a press release explaining the capturing occurred closed to dismissal time. When college students heard what appeared like gunfire, the varsity was positioned on lockdown. 

Police consider they know who the gunman is and have described him as a scholar and member of the JROTC program. Authorities stated he was sporting a hoodie and has pink hair. 

Tv footage confirmed the terrifying moments outdoors the varsity. College students ran single file from the constructing with their palms within the air — throwing backpacks into a big pile and huddling underneath timber throughout the road. 

Frightened mother and father crowded across the the varsity, some asking tv crews what they need to do to get info on their baby. College students cried once they reunited with their mother and father. 

As college students scrambled to security, regulation enforcers with weapons drawn approached the constructing and emergency automobiles converged on the scene.

The White Home launched a press release as particulars of the capturing have been nonetheless being launched. 

“The president has been made conscious of the varsity capturing in Florida,” Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters stated. “We’re monitoring the state of affairs. Our ideas and prayers are with these affected.”

The incident comes simply weeks after a capturing at a rural Kentucky highschool. In that incident, a 15-yr-previous faces two counts of homicide and 12 counts of first-diploma assault after police stated he killed two and wounded greater than a dozen others…