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Official: 'Numerous' fatalities in Florida school shooting

Update

The Broward County Sheriff reports the alleged shooter is now in custody. At least 15 people are dead following shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officers on the scene tell ABC News.

 

Authorities have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Nicolas Cruz, a previous student.

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School caused numerous fatalities. He did not know the exact number.

 

Original story

On Wednesday, police responded to a shooting situation at a Southern Florida high school, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

There are reports of victims from the incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the sheriff's office said.

Officials urged the public to avoid the area.

The FBI and ATF are responding.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement, "The president has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected."

 

 

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 14, 2018)


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