Injuries Reported After Shooting At Florida High School
By FLONAD News
By Nina Golgowski.
Authorities have urged teachers and students to barricade themselves inside “until police reach you.”
A South Florida high school is on lockdown following reports of a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, located just north of Fort Lauderdale, was placed on lockdown around 2:30 p.m. local time, according to initial reports.
In a statement to HuffPost, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department said its deputies are responding to the scene and that there are reports of victims. CBS Miami, citing the Margate Fire Department, reported that 20 to 40 people may be injured.
Coral Springs Police tweeted that teachers and students should barricade themselves inside “until police reach you.”
Local news stations have reported that a person of interest has been identified but that there is still an active shooter situation.
One unidentified student, speaking to local station WSVN, said he knows the individual in question and that the young man had shown him photos of a gun collection he owned. The student described him as around 20 years old.
“It surprises me that this is going on today but it doesn’t shock me that it was him,” the student said. “He’s been a troubled kid and he’s always had a certain amount of issues going on.”
Another unidentified student, also speaking to WSVN, said people evacuated into a field after hearing a fire alarm go off. He added that he heard gunfire but didn’t think it was real.
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