- A sharpened during a Florida high propagandize left during slightest 17 people passed and 14 injured, military pronounced Wednesday.
- The think is in control and has been identified as Nicolas Cruz, a former tyro during a school.
At slightest 17 people were killed on Wednesday after a sharpened during a high propagandize in Parkland, Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told media Wednesday.
The think was taken in custody, and there are during slightest 14 harmed victims who were taken to hospital, he added. The 17 fatalities enclosed 12 people within Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, dual only outside, one on a circuitously road, and dual who died in hospital.
Israel pronounced a suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had during slightest one AR-15 and mixed magazines. He combined that Cruz was a former tyro during a high propagandize who was diminished for disciplinary reasons.
“This truly creates me ill to my stomach,” Israel said. “It’s horrible. It’s catastrophic.”
Broward County School District superintendent Robert Runcie pronounced there was no justification of mixed shooters, nor did a propagandize accept warnings or threats before a gunfire.
“It’s a horrific situation. It’s only a terrible day for us,” he said. “It’s a day that we urge each day that we get adult that we will never have to see. It is in front of us, and we ask a village for your prayers, your support for these children and these families.”
The Coral Springs Police Department pronounced on Twitter around 2:45 p.m. internal time that a high propagandize was sealed down and to equivocate a area. The circuitously Westglades Middle School was also placed on lockdown and began releasing students around 5:30 p.m. internal time.
Police also told students and teachers still inside a high propagandize to remain barricaded until authorities arrived.
‘I listened 5 pops’
Television footage taken from a helicopter showed heavily armed military entertainment during one of a school’s entrances and students evacuating a campus, holding their hands above their heads.
The footage showed several students being treated for injuries and during slightest one being installed onto a gurney.
One tyro told local Fox associate WSVN that he’d listened a school’s glow alarm go off and primarily believed a cavalcade was underway. He pronounced he afterwards listened popping sounds and left a propagandize with his classmates.
One girl, who declined to be identified, told WSVN she was a connoisseur of a propagandize and had returned on Wednesday to revisit a teacher. She pronounced she was station in front of a school’s tennis courts when she listened a glow alarm go off.
“We suspicion it was only another glow cavalcade means we had one earlier,” she said. “I conduct 5 pops. we was, like, ‘That’s not a drill; we never had a cavalcade like that.'”
One parent, John Obin, told Associated Press that his son was in category when a gunfire pennyless out. His son told him teachers pulpy students to evacuate, and when they did so his son walked by what looked to be dual passed bodies.
“This is a unequivocally good propagandize and now it’s like a fight zone,” Obin said.
Broward County Public Schools pronounced on Twitter that students during a propagandize listened “what sounded like gunfire” tighten to exclusion time.
The think had formerly been flagged as a hazard
One tyro tweeted chilling photos barricaded from inside one of a classrooms. Two hours after posting a initial tweet, a freshman, named Aiden, posted a print from outward a school.
Police identified a think as Nicolas Cruz. Several of his former peers and high-school teachers also identified him to media outlets and pronounced Cruz had a story of melancholy behavior.
“We were told final year that he wasn’t authorised on campus with a trek on him,” a suspect’s former math teacher, Jim Gard, told The Miami Herald. “There were some problems with him final year melancholy students, and we theory he was asked to leave campus.”
Another tyro told WSVN that a think had shown him photos of his guns, adding that he “wasn’t shocked” a think was his former peer.
“He shot guns since he felt it gave him… an refreshing feeling,” a tyro said. “I didn’t wish to means any dispute with him since that was a sense he gave off.”
Cruz’s relatives expelled a matter on Wednesday expressing grief and seeking redemption for their son’s behavior, WSVN reported.
“We ask for zero though redemption for a son’s behavior,” a matter read. “We are lamentation as most as we are greatfully give us time to accept this reality.”
Broward County is nearby Fort Lauderdale. The high propagandize has 3,208 students enrolled between grades 9 and 12, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
US President Donald Trump was briefed on a shooting, his deputy said. Trump after tweeted that he had oral with Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
“We are operative closely with law coercion on a terrible Florida propagandize shooting,” Trump said. “No child, clergyman or anyone else should ever feel vulnerable in an American school.”
Scott was reportedly en track to a propagandize on Wednesday afternoon. “My thoughts and prayers are with a students, their families and a whole community,” he tweeted.
Here’s a map of a propagandize and a plcae where military arrested a suspect:
CBS Evening News published cellphone-video footage of students huddled underneath their desks as shots could be listened in a background.
WARNING: The video contains striking and unfortunate sounds and images.
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