UPDATE 9:07 P.M. EST: In another news conference Wednesday night, Sheriff Israel communicated the following specific: “Since we’ve last briefed, we’ve distinguished 12[ of 17 fatality] casualties within the school. We will not be releasing the names of any victims until every family and every mother is apprise accordingly.” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was also present to let the press know the state will be paying for the funerals of the victims and counseling for survivors.
UPDATE 6:26 P.M. EST: In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Broward County Sheriff substantiated there are 17 dead. He likewise shows the suspect is a 19 -year-old former student who was deported for disciplinary reasons.
UPDATE 6:17 P.M. EST: Broward County Public Schools Supt. Robert Runcie has confirmed fatalities, saying: “There are fatalities that are involved. We can’t demonstrate the multitude at this item. There are numerous fatalities. It’s a horrible situation. It’s exactly a frightful day for us.”
UPDATE 5:03 P.M. EST: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel revealed in a press conference saying the shooter was not a current student and that he was met off-campus and taken into arrest without happen. According to African Lions Maul Suspected Poacher To Death
Student Michael Katz “re saying he” “heard what resounded like a garbage truck like banging” at the end of the school day. He withdraws 😛 TAGEND
“The school immediately went on lockdown but is now discount students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple traumata. Law enforcement is on site.”
Officials have advised locals to avoid the area.
On social media, images from inside and outside the high school have been liberated 😛 TAGEND
Steady stream of swat and police officer ambling and running into Douglas high school @CoralSpringsFL @Coralspringsfla @StonemanDouglas pic.twitter.com/ A1e1dRBSp3
— Grumpyhaus (@ Grumpyhaus) February 14, 2018
After the information transgressed, President Donald Trump secreted the following statement where he transmits his “prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.”
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the awful Florida shooting. No infant, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
Additionally, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement 😛 TAGEND
“The president has been became aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.”
According to the Broward County Public Schools Twitter account, law enforcement is in the process of dismissing students.
At this time, law enforcement agencies is clearing students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one build at a time. We will continue to provide modernizes, as more information becomes available.
— Broward Schools (@ browardschools) February 14, 2018
This story is developing; more details to come.
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