Florida school shooting: What we know so far

Florida school shooting: What we know so far

Broward Sheriff's Office said on Twitter: "So far we have at least 14 victims".

The male shooter was identified as Nicolas Cruz, 19, said a United States official briefed on the investigation.

"I think that when you have a good resource officer program there's communication between social workers, mental health workers, police departement staff, everybody that needs to communicate", he said.

"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.

Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said "It's sad".

"It's catastrophic", he said.

Cruz was taken into custody without incident off campus about an hour after law enforcement officials arrived at the school. He had at least one rifle and multiple magazines, authorities said.

A former student was arrested Wednesday (Feb. 14) after opening fire at a South Florida high school. As for where the suspected gunman might have gotten the weapons, Nelson said "I have no idea". Gard, who was locked in his classroom during the rampage, said the suspect was a former student of his. "He was a little bit of a troubled kid".

Another student said classmates used to joke that Cruz "would be the one to shoot up the school".

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Police say the suspect is in custody but the scene remains active. He was later picked up by an ambulance and transported to the hospital.

But Broward County School District Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters that was not the case, saying "we received no warnings".

"All of a sudden there was a really loud noise....people are crying (in) the closet", the student wrote.

"This is a very tragic situation for everybody involved", Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky told CNN, adding that she had spoken to a number of students. They are in the process of evacuating students who remain on lockdown.

US President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences.

The daily White House press briefing originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. was canceled due to the incident.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement on the shooting. As of 5 p.m., parents were being allowed in to be reunited with their kids.

The high school is located in Broward County.

ATF agents from the Miami Field Division responded to the school. The motive for the slaughter is not yet clear.

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