Wednesday , February 14, 2018 - 1:40 PM
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Authorities said they were responding to a reported shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, and officials said a shooter appeared to be at large.
“There are reports of victims,” the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Video from the scene showed police surrounding the building and students being quickly marched away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a city northwest of Fort Lauderdale. News cameras also captured people being wheeled out on stretchers, though their conditions were not immediately clear.
Police from nearby Coral Springs, who were also responding to the incident, urged in a tweet that students and teachers remain barricaded inside the school.
“Students/Teachers #Douglas High School Remain barricaded inside until police reach you.”
News footage showed students running from the school and medics wheeling victims out on stretchers.
The school, which opened in the early 1990s, had more than 3,000 students in the 2015-2016 school year, according to federal data.
Gov. Rick Scott, R, said he had been briefed by the Broward County sheriff, whose agency was leading the response, as well as by the county’s school superintendent. The White House also said that the president had been made aware of the shooting.
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