A shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida has left more than 17 casualties, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has revealed.
The incident took place earlier today (Feb. 14th) at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shorty before 3 p.m. The suspect of 19-years-old, Nikolas Cruz, set off the fire alarm and started shooting at the people running through the halls.
Since then, the former student has been taken into custody and is currently under investigation. The sheriff explained that he was expelled for “unspecified disciplinary reasons,” and what they’ve found on his digital profile has been “very, very disturbing.”
Immediately after the shooting, aerial footage from CNN showed people lying on the ground outside of the school getting treated for their injuries and moved to ambulances for further treatment.
“The victims include both students and adults,” the sheriff told the media. “Twelve were killed inside the building and two died outside. One died in the street and two died at the hospital.”
Apparently, the suspect had uploaded pictures of him holding his guns on social media and shown them to some of his former classmates.
Further information below.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 14, 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be closed Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16, 2018, (for the rest of this week). All school activities are also cancelled.
— Broward Schools (@browardschools) February 15, 2018
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 14, 2018
— Hardball (@hardball) February 15, 2018