UPDATE 9:07 P.M. EST: In another press conference Wednesday night, Sheriff Israel communicated the following: “Since we’ve last briefed, we’ve marked 12[ of 17 fatality] preys within the school. We will not be liberating their lists of any preys until every family and every mother is notified accordingly.” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was also present to let the press know the state will be paying for the burials of the victims and counseling for survivors.
UPDATE 6:26 P.M. EST: In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Broward County Sheriff demonstrated the authorities have 17 dead. He too approves the suspect is a 19 -year-old former student who was ostracized 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 confirm the amount at this phase. There are numerous fatalities. It’s a grisly situation. It’s just a horrible daytime for us.”
UPDATE 5:03 P.M. EST: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel revealed in a press conference saying the crap-shooter was not a current student and that he was detected off-campus and taken into arrest without incident. According to African Lions Maul Suspected Poacher To Death
Student Michael Katz said he “heard what seemed like a scrap truck like banging” at the end of the school day. He recollects 😛 TAGEND
“The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple hurts. Law enforcement is on site.”
Officials have suggested 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 officers walking and running into Douglas high school @CoralSpringsFL @Coralspringsfla @StonemanDouglas pic.twitter.com/ A1e1dRBSp3
— Grumpyhaus (@ Grumpyhaus) February 14, 2018
After the information shatter, President Donald Trump secreted the next statement where he transmits his “prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.”
My devotions and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No babe, educator or anybody else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
Additionally, White House representative press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement 😛 TAGEND
“The president has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and devotions 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 is clearing students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one building at a time. We will continue to provide updates, as more information becomes available.
— Broward Schools (@ browardschools) February 14, 2018
This story is developing; more details to come.
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