Parkland high school shooting: suspect in custody, senator says 'many dead'


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At least 20 students were feared hurt and “there are many deaths,” according to Sen. Bill Nelson, in a shooting Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, Florida, as local media reported a student was considered a person of interest.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is under lockdown and police are on the scene after reports of shots fired and potential victims, officials said Wednesday.

Police said the shooting suspect was in custody. The individual was said to be wearing a maroon shirt and escorted to the police car, according to video from WSVN.

According to WSVN, the Margate Fire Rescue team described the scene as a mass casualty incident, meaning at least 20 people had been injured.

Dispatch at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the school was on lockdown and police were on location.

Coral Springs Police asked the public to avoid the area of the high school, saying it was an active scene. A nearby middle school was also put on lockdown as a precaution, officials said.

Authorities also said students and teachers should remain barricaded in the school until they could be reached by police.

A number of students were seen walking or running from the area, the outlet said.

A person who claims to be at the scene posted pictures to Twitter of themselves hiding beneath desks in one of the classrooms.

In a tweet from Broward Schools, the high school is dismissing students and the district’s Special Investigative Unit, along with law enforcement, were on site.

President Trump offered his “prayers and condolences to the families of the victims” of the school shooting on Twitter.

“No child, teacher, or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” he said.

Governor Rick Scott said on Twitter that he’d spoken to the Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, as well as other officials, in regards to the incident and will “continue to receive updates from law enforcement.”

The FBI is also in touch with local authorities and responding to the incident, Fox News confirmed.


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Journalists being journalists.

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I’m sure Valentine’s day and some thots could of had something to do with it. There’s a slight chance I probably would have done something like this as a kid. The social media pressure is probably very high, and the bullying kids face through memes and videos taken of them has got to be taking a toll on some.


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Over 3,000 people in Chicago were shot in 2017. Not a word from the media, not a hashtag from twitter, not a mention from the gun control lobby.


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Nicholas Cruz is tentatively the shooters name. The school is said to be primarily Hispanic. Now let’s see how the media spins this!

In minority shooter cases it ALMOST ALWAYS goes DIRECTLY to NRA evils and Gun Control!


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People just had their kids murdered and sanctimonious liberals get right to work. Why the hell can’t shit like this ever go down at a major Hollywood event. Seriously.


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one man’s death is another man’s salary

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They call the media vultures for a reason. This is a great troll opportunity though. The next time something like this happens people need to start posting as if they are there and just wait for the vultures to swoop in. If a few accounts did this the media would buy whatever was said.


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15 are dead and the shooter’s last name is Cruz. In b4 white Hispanic male Trump supporter.


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Another false flag. This is going to go the way of the Vegas shooter. Photos from the scene. No visible tears.


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Crisis Actor #1

Gives unemotional, scripted 7-minute interview while his, “Daughter is trapped in closet.”


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Alex Harris of the Miami Herald just wants to know if the shooter is white.


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Perhaps if they would end the gun free zone nonsense the schools would not be killing fields.


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It’s too bad the shooter missed that one.

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Rayciss bein Rayciss


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Wonder if he was one of those anchor babies ? Well the media has a history of claiming these types of bad guys get labeled white . :roll_eyes: