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    Shooting reported at Florida high school


    Shooting reported at Florida high school
    Updated 3:54 PM ET, Wed February 14, 2018

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    (CNN)The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
    The shooter is still at large, the sheriff's office said on Twitter
    Aerial footage from WSVN showed a number of people lying on the ground outside the school, being treated for injuries and moved to ambulances. As students streamed away from the school, some ran while others walked quickly in orderly lines with their hands on or above their heads.


    Lissette Rozenblat told CNN that her daughter safely evacuated the school and was taking shelter at a nearby Walmart.

    "She was very nervous, she said that she could hear the person who was shot crying out for help, and was just a nervous wreck," Rozenblat said.


    Dozens of law enforcement vehicles are on site, including one tank, along with a team of heavily armed law enforcement officers. Agents from the Miami office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to the scene, a spokesman said.
    Parkland is a city of more than 20,000 people outside Boca Raton in Broward County, Florida. Stoneman Douglas High School had an enrollment of about 3,100 students in the 2015-16 year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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    Number of fatalities’ after shooting at Parkland, Florida, high school, senator s
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    A gunman opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, killing multiple people, officials said.
    The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there were "at least 14 victims" after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. It was not immediately clear how many of those victims were injured and how many had died.
    But Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., citing Broward County officials, told NBC News that there were "a number of fatalities."
    "This is a really bad day," the senator said.
    What we know so far:
    "At least 14 victims," according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office
    A suspect is in custody
    The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland started around 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday
    Authorities responded to an active shooter situation around 2:30 p.m., and for over an hour, said that the gunman was not in custody. Broward County Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter just after 4 p.m. that a suspect had been apprehended, adding that the scene was still active.

    Earlier, the sheriff's office tweeted that "there are reports of victims," but did not say how many people were injured. Broward County Public Schools said on Twitter that the sound of gunfire broke out shortly before school was dismissed for the day, and that it received reports of "possible multiple injuries."

    The high school went on immediate lockdown, Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky told NBC Miami. She did not have details on casualties or who the shooter was.
    "It’s sad. It’s sad that these tragedies happen in our country," she said. "Many of the students have been in touch with their parents. We have many, many parents out here."
    Parents told the station that students were hiding inside closets at the school, and that teachers had told them not to leave the building.
    Joel Leffler, who has a son and a daughter at the school, said both of his children were safe but in shock.
    "My son called me as it was unfolding, running. He had to jump a fence," Leffler told NBC News. "My son heard around eight gun shots as he was running out."
    When he reached his daughter, she was whispering, he said.
    "My daughter, who was there in the freshman hall where the shooting took place — she's in shock right now and she's being taken out by SWAT," Leffler said. "She saw multiple dead bodies.

    FBI agents from the Miami division were en route, officials said, as were agents from the Miami Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
    President Trump has been briefed on the incident and the White House was monitoring the situation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott was traveling to Broward County to be briefed by emergency management officials and law enforcement, and has been in touch with Trump and the Department of Homeland Security, his office said.
    Parkland, in north Broward County, is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale.

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    Numerous' fatalities after shooting at Florida high school
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    A shooter opened fire in a Florida high school on Wednesday morning, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of panicked students fleeing into the streets while others huddled in classrooms as police hunted for the gunman.
    Dozens of police swarmed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami after the attack before they took the suspected shooter into custody Wednesday afternoon.
    "There are numerous fatalities. It's a horrific situation," Broward Country Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters. He said the school district had gotten no warning of a potential shooter and that there was no evidence of more than one shooter.
    "We have at least 14 victims," the Broward County sheriff's office said on Twitter. It did not make clear if that number included people who were wounded in addition to the dead.
    Students hid in classrooms until they were rescued by police in tactical gear, friends and family members said.
    McKenzie Hartley, 19, who identified herself as the sister of a student at the school described the scene in a text message to Reuters: "She heard him shooting through the windows of classrooms and two students were shot."
    Panicked parents checked on their children.


    "It is just absolutely horrifying. I can't believe this is happening," Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter goes to the school, told CNN. Her daughter called her to say she was safe but the student also told her mother she heard the cries of a person who was shot.
    "She was very nervous. She said that she could hear the person who was shot crying out for help," she told CNN. "My daughter is safe and I am very grateful."
    Live television showed dozens of students, weaving their way between law enforcement officers with heavy weapons and helmets, and large numbers of emergency vehicles including police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.
    Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Twitter that had he had been in touch with local officials about the incident.
    The shooting was the latest in a deadly series of attacks at U.S. schools. A 15-year-old gunman in January killed two students at a Benton, Kentucky, high school.
    The school had recently held a meeting to discuss what to do in such an attack, Ryan Gott, a 15-year-old freshman told CNN.
    "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school."

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    So sad . I've been watching for hours. Will this ever stop! My heart hurts for those parents whose kids won't be coming home along with the families of the adults that were also murdered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simba [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    So sad . I've been watching for hours. Will this ever stop! My heart hurts for those parents whose kids won't be coming home along with the families of the adults that were also murdered.
    Hi Simba
    It gets so sad you just think Oh No not again this kid is just like many others for help for attention his Mother just dies in November he was all alone he did it for glory probably didn't think he would live though too many of these cases not enough mental health people to help him he must have had money to get all the ammo and guns Just sickening. Unforetuanetly they are just closing up all the mental health facilities because of nonfunding so they take to the streets!! Sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny47 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Hi Simba
    It gets so sad you just think Oh No not again this kid is just like many others for help for attention his Mother just dies in November he was all alone he did it for glory probably didn't think he would live though too many of these cases not enough mental health people to help him he must have had money to get all the ammo and guns Just sickening. Unforetuanetly they are just closing up all the mental health facilities because of nonfunding so they take to the streets!! Sad
    Hi sunny
    I don't think he did it for glory. And I think it was more than just mental issues from what I've been reading and hearing. They are saying he also had a personality disorder. There were so many signs with this kid that were totally ignored. And even the FBI was notified. IMO they dropped the ball big time and are giving piss poor excuses as to why they did nothing.

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    Amid massacre, a story of courage: Football coach stepped in front of bullets, reports say

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    February 14, 2018 07:03 PM


    When a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County on Wednesday afternoon, reports emerged on Twitter of a football coach jumping in front of students to protect them from the shooter.
    Coach Aaron Feis was initially said to be dead, eliciting tributes on social media. Subsequent posts, including by a fellow coach, said he was wounded but had survived the shooting.
    “Coach Feis has not passed. He was shot but is not dead,” Jordan May, the son of Stoneman Douglas High head football coach Willis “Peanut” May and himself a member of the coaching staff, said on Twitter. Willis May was in his office when the mass shooting occurred and escaped unharmed, his son said.

    But by 9 p.m., the hope that had been rekindled on Twitter was extinguished. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced that “a beloved football coach is dead.”
    Early Thursday, the elder May confirmed that Feis died from gunshot wounds sustained in the shooting. Feis’ family was notified shortly after midnight.

    In addition to coaching football, Feis worked as a security guard at the school for at least eight years and took his role protecting students very seriously, said Andrew Hofmann, a former student at the school who recently coached the swimming and water polo teams.
    “He’s very well dedicated to the safety of the school during the daytime,” Hofmann said early in the evening, before Israel made his announcement.
    Hofmann described the coach as “a quiet person” with a good sense of humor. “When there’s a funny joke, he is always laughing for sure,” he said.


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