17 Dead In Florida School Shooting, Horrific Classroom Video Emerges

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FLORIDA — There was a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. According to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, 17 people are dead and several more are wounded.

12 deceased victims were found inside the high school, 2 were outside the building, 1 person was along the street, and 2 people died at the hospital.

The shooter fled on foot but was later captured. He has been identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school.

Officials say Cruz was wearing a gas mask and was armed with an AR-15 and multiple magazines when he entered the school and opened fire—Cruz also reportedly had smoke bombs.

Florida school shooting suspect taken into custody / Photo Courtesy Franklin White, WSVN

The alleged gunman is cooperating with investigators who believe he pulled fire alarms in order to draw children out of their classrooms.

There was a massive police response in the area, including a SWAT team. The FBI and ATF were also responding.

The school was placed on lockdown. Although, some students and staff were seen fleeing from the building.

President Donald Trump “has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” the White House said.

A motive for the massacre was not known.

Video posted online appeared to show the chaotic scene inside classrooms

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement:

“This is an unspeakable tragedy. It is nothing short of true evil to attack innocent children. While we now wait to learn more, we are so grateful to law enforcement and all those who brought this horror to an end. Let us all keep the victims in our hearts. A long night lies ahead for many families. Right now, the whole country is standing with the Parkland community.”


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