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.
Quite a few individuals are lifeless and injured after a mass capturing at a south Florida highschool Wednesday, officers stated.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Workplace stated there are at the very least 14 victims however didn’t say what number of of these have been injured or killed.
The gunman was taken into custody almost two hours after the capturing was reported, authorities 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, in accordance with the Coral Springs Police Division.
Broward County Public Faculties Superintendent Robert Runcie stated “a number of fatalities” have been reported.
“It is a horrific state of affairs. It is only a horrible day for us,” he stated. “…This can be a day we prayed would by no means occur in our county.”
He stated each highschool within the county has a police presence, including there are sometimes two officers at each faculty.
Margate Hearth Chief Dan Booker advised the Miami Herald that the capturing was a mass casualty incident. He stated greater than 20 have been harm, though he couldn’t affirm precisely what number of have been injured or what number of have been shot.
The varsity district launched a press release explaining the capturing occurred near 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 somebody who probably attended the varsity and was a member of the JROTC program. Authorities stated he was sporting a hoodie and has purple hair.
Runcie stated it is potential the suspect is a former scholar.
Many college students stated chaos ensued when a hearth alarm sounded within the faculty — then the gunfire began.
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 underneath timber throughout the road.
Nervous mother and father crowded across the the varsity, some asking tv crews what they need to do to get…