Shooter in Custody After Florida High School Shooting, ‘Number of Fatalities’ Reported

UPDATE [2/14/18, 6:35 p.m. EST]:

Sheriff Israel, during a press briefing, said at least 17 people died:

UPDATE [2/14/18, 6:10 p.m. EST]:

A U.S. official identified the suspect as former student Nicolas Cruz. At least 16 people, according to CNN, died in the shooting:

UPDATE [2/14/18, 5:06 p.m. EST]:

More information emerged about the suspect, who, as Sheriff Israel told MSNBC, wasn’t a current student at the school.

Israel said he was approximately 18 years old.

On social media, footage emerged purporting to show the suspect entering a rescue truck for hospital transport:

Students also described what they witnessed at the scene:

One video showed authorities arresting the suspect:

While Broward County officials, according to the Miami Herald, couldn’t confirm details about the shooter, a math teacher, who said the suspect was in his class last year, recalled hearing the suspect wasn’t allowed to wear a backpack on campus.

“There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus,” teacher Jim Gard said.

UPDATE [2/14/18, 4:10 p.m. EST]:

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the shooter has been arrested and that the scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is still “active.”

Sheriff Scott Israel also tweeted that there are at least 14 victims, but he did not clarify the number of fatalities. Victims have been transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital.

Video has also emerged showing a white male being taken into custody.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) told MSNBC that there are “a number of fatalities,” while the Miami Herald is reporting that “multiple people” were killed.

UPDATE [2/14/18, 3:57 p.m. EST]:

According to CBS, the FBI said it was on the scene at the high school and would assist local law enforcement. ATF agents from the Miami Field Division are also responding to the scene.

The Coral Springs Police Department requested that worried parents follow lockdown procedures, via Twitter:

Broward Schools announced, via Twitter, that the high school students are now being dismissed:

President Donald Trump released the following comment regarding the shooting:

Original Story:

Authorities are responding to a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to reports from The Associated Press.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office told the AP that the shooting began Wednesday afternoon.

WTVT Fox 13 reported that at least five people were being treated by paramedics at the scene and said there were at least 20 injuries total at the scene.

Officials have not yet confirmed the number of injuries or the condition of victims.

Coral Springs police advised students and teachers to remain in the building until they were released by police and instructed people to avoid the area.

CNN local affiliate WSVN said the shooter was described as wearing a black hat, a maroon or burgundy colored shirt, and black pants. He was last seen on the west side of a three-story building on the high school campus and has not yet been found, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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