At least 14 people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida on Wednesday, authorities said. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said that there were "multiple" fatalities, and added that there may be more injured individuals found as the building is cleared.
Police responded to an incident at the school, located in Parkland, Florida, around 3:15 p.m. ET. One shooter is believed to have carried out the attack, in the school's freshman building. He was taken into custody "without incident," Israel said. The Miami Herald reported that the suspect is reportedly a 19-year-old former student of the school; one teacher told the paper that that student had been identified last year as "threatening students."
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) told Fox News that there are "many deaths," while Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said on CNN that there were "numerous fatalities." Neither offered a concrete number.
About 3,000 students attend the school, which is described as being in "an affluent Fort Lauderdale suburb," The New York Times writes.
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Drone footage of the scene showed handfuls of students fleeing on foot. "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," President Trump tweeted. "No child, teacher, or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school."
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