“There are stories of victims,” the Broward County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a press release.
Video from the scene confirmed police surrounding the constructing and college students being shortly marched away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida, a metropolis northwest of Fort Lauderdale. Information cameras additionally captured individuals being wheeled out on stretchers, although their circumstances weren’t instantly clear.
Police from close by Coral Springs, who have been additionally responding to the incident, urged in a tweet that college students and academics stay barricaded inside the varsity.
“College students/Academics #Douglas Excessive Faculty Stay barricaded inside till police attain you.”
Information footage confirmed college students operating from the varsity and medics wheeling victims out on stretchers.
The varsity, which opened within the early Nineteen Nineties, had greater than three,000 college students within the 2015-2016 faculty yr, based on federal knowledge.
Gov. Rick Scott, R, stated he had been briefed by the Broward County sheriff, whose company was main the response, in addition to by the county’s faculty superintendent. The White Home additionally stated that the president had been made conscious of the capturing.