PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A capturing at a Florida highschool Wednesday despatched college students dashing out into the streets as SWAT staff members swarmed in and locked down the constructing, and police warned that the shooter was nonetheless at giant. Faculty officers stated that they had acquired reviews of a number of accidents.
Coral Springs Police stated on their Twitter account Wednesday that Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty was locked down and that college students and academics inside ought to stay barricaded till police attain them.
Len Murray’s 17-yr-previous son, a junior on the faculty, despatched his mother and father a chilling textual content round 2:30pm: “Mother and Dad, there have been photographs fired on campus at college. There are police sirens outdoors. I am within the auditorium and the doorways are locked.”
A couple of minutes later, he texted once more: “I am high quality.”
Ambulances converged in entrance of the varsity, and TV information broadcasts confirmed no less than one individual being wheeled to an ambulance on a gurney. Reside footage additionally confirmed emergency staff showing to deal with probably wounded individuals on the sidewalks. It wasn’t instantly clear what number of have been wounded. The Broward County Sheriff’s Workplace tweeted that the shooter was nonetheless at giant even because the evacuation was underway.
Tv footage confirmed police in olive fatigues, with weapons drawn, getting into the varsity, then dozens of youngsters frantically operating and strolling shortly out. A police officer waved the scholars on, urging them to shortly evacuate. Some college students exited the constructing in single-file rows with palms raised overhead to point out they carried no weapons. Others held onto different college students as they made their approach out previous helmeted police in camouflage with weapons drawn.
The Broward Faculties division stated on its web site that it had acquired stories of “potential a number of accidents” and was dismissing college students. The division stated college students and employees heard what seemed like gunfire and the varsity instantly went on lockdown.
Murray stated he raced to the varsity solely to be stopped by authorities beneath a freeway overpass inside view of the varsity buildings. He stated he advised his son to save lots of his battery and cease texting, whereas the boy’s mom advised him to show off his ringer.
No info has been offered but to oldsters, he stated. “I am scared for the opposite mother and father right here. You’ll be able to see the priority in everyone’s faces. Everyone is asking, ‘Have you ever heard out of your baby but?”‘ Murray stated.
Murray stated he is had only one thought…