Mass Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida

Faye Higbee
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida went into lockdown, as a gunman opened fire just prior to school letting out, injuring at least 20 people. Florida Senator Bill Nelson reports that there were “many deaths.” The school was evacuated. The shooter is now in custody.

The incident occurred just prior to 3 p.m. school dismissal. Because of the number of people injured, it is classified as a “mass casualty” incident. Broward County Sheriff has notified local hospitals to expect numerous victims, many of whom may be students. Authorities say they believe the shooter is a student who attended class earlier in the day.

The gunman was described as wearing a black hat, a maroon or burgundy colored shirt and black pants. He was last seen on the west side of a three story building on campus.  WSVN reported that the shooter is now in custody.

Screenshot of suspect being arrested

Screenshot showing Fire/EMT personnel working on victims

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