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.

A number of individuals are injured after a capturing at a south Florida highschool Wednesday, and the suspect continues to be at giant, police stated. 

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, based on the Coral Springs Police Division. 

The Broward County Sheriff’s Workplace stated they’re additionally responding to the highschool and accidents have been reported. 

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 arms within the air — throwing backpacks into a big pile and huddling beneath timber throughout the road. 

Apprehensive mother and father crowded across the the varsity, some asking tv crews what they need to do to get info on their youngster. 

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 in a capturing spree at Marshall County Excessive Faculty in Benton.

The Kentucky capturing adopted two others at or close to a U.S. faculty in January.

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