UPDATE 2/14/2018 6:30 PM EST: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirms 17 people are dead.
BREAKING: Sheriff: 17 dead in shooting at high school in South Florida.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2018
UPDATE 2/14/2018 5:25 PM EST: Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooter was not a current student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
SWAT is still clearing the school, and parents have been instructed to go to the Marriott Hotel at 11775 Heron Bay Bld. in Coral Springs to pick up their child.
Sheriff Israel, "The shooter was not a current student."— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
SWAT still clearing the school #stonemanshooting.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
"Any parent who is looking for their child, please go to the Marriot at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs." - Sheriff Israel #stonemanshooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
UPDATE 2/14/2018 4:45 PM EST: Broward County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 14 victims. An exact number of casualties has yet to be confirmed.
Just a few moments ago, gunshots rang out inside a South Florida High School.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s office, a suspect is in custody.
According to USA Today, at least 20 people have suffered injuries after a shooting erupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School around 2 p.m. today.
At this time, it is unclear how many fatalities there are, however authorities told CBS 46 there are multiple deaths as a result of this shooting.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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Additional reporting by Erica Banas