School Shooting, 20-50 Victims Reported

PUBLISHED: 8:59 PM 14 Feb 2018
UPDATED: 2:09 PM 15 Feb 2018

BREAKING: Shooting At Florida High School, 20-50 Victims Reported

At least 20 victims reported in school shooting at Florida high school.

Dozens of victims reported in school shooting at a Florida high school.

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Update at 5:55 p.m. ET: ABC News reports at least 17 students are dead with at least 20 more injured from the shooting.

Update at 5:00 p.m. ET: The Miami Herald and Daily Mail U.K. have reported the shooter is 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz. He reportedly was a former troubled student at the school that teachers had previously warned about.

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Both outlets have reported that the alleged suspect as been taken to the hospital for treatment after he was apprehended by authorities.

Update at 4:20 p.m. ET: Local news outlet WSVN 7 uploaded a video to their Twitter account showing police arresting and apprehending the alleged shooter.

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Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie confirmed there were numerous fatalities, and that there may have been at least one teacher killed in the shooting.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has reported a school shooting occurred on Wednesday at the Stoneman Douglas High School.

Local media have reported that there are anywhere between 20 to 50 victims from the shooting.

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The Broward County Sheriff’s Office reported that the alleged shooter is in custody, but their identity has not been released yet.

Both the FBI and SWAT team members are on the scene and actively locking down the building.

ShareBlue Editor Caroline O. tweeted that NBC News reported there were multiple fatalities from the shooting at the school.

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Reports also suggest that several students have been sent to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries that stemmed from the shooting.

The White House said President Donald Trump has been briefed on the tragic shooting and is working with local and state officials to offer assistance.

“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,” Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said.

Trump also sent out two tweets on Wednesday afternoon condemning the shooting and offering his condolences to the victims of the tragic event.

Trump also said he spoke with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on the issue.

This is a developing story.

Source: Daily Wire