UPDATE 9:07 P.M. EST: In another press conference Wednesday night, Sheriff Israel relayed the following: “Since we’ve last-place briefed, we’ve recognized 12[ of 17 fatality] casualties within the school. We will not be secreting their lists of any preys until every family and every parent is notified 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 supported there are 17 dead. He also confirms 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 numeral at this point. There are numerous fatalities. It’s a horrific place. It’s just a horrifying era 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 incident. Harmonizing to African Lions Maul Suspected Poacher To Death
Student Michael Katz said he “heard what clanged like a scrap truck like banging” at the end of the school day. He recalls 😛 TAGEND
“The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries. Constitution imposition is on site.”
Officials have counselled locals to avoid the area.
On social media, personas from inside and outside the high school have been exhausted 😛 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 report snap, President Donald Trump liberated 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 cruel Florida shooting. No juvenile, teach or anybody 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 during a statement 😛 TAGEND
“The president has been made 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 rejecting students.
At this time, law enforcement is clearing students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one house at a time. We will continue to provide informs, as more information becomes available.
— Broward Schools (@ browardschools) February 14, 2018
This story is developing; more details to come.
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