17 killed in sharpened during high propagandize in Parkland, Florida, authorities say
February 14, 2018 - School Uniform
At slightest 17 people were passed after a 19-year-old former tyro non-stop glow during a South Florida high propagandize on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The think was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, a former tyro who had been diminished from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. He pronounced during slightest 14 other people were harmed in further to a 17 people who were killed.
Officials trust a gunman had one AR-15 character semi-automatic rifle, it was misleading if he had any other weapons.
The think “was taken into control about an hour after he left Stoneman Douglas after he committed this horrific, disgusting act,” Israel said. Federal and internal authorities told NBC News there was no denote that a gunman had an confederate or accomplices.
What we know so far:
- 17 fatalities, according to officials, both inside and outward of a school
- The sharpened during Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland started around 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday
- Suspect Nikolaus Cruz, a former Douglas High student, is in custody
Parkland, in north Broward County, is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale. The sharpened on a sprawling campus happened notwithstanding a participation of military officers during a school.
Broward County schools Superintendent Robert Runcie pronounced during final dual military cars were typically on campus “on a daily basis.”
While students filed out of a propagandize with their hands up, heavily armed SWAT group members were doing a class-by-class hunt to make certain there were “no other shooters” — and to collect any bodies, he said.
Israel, who pronounced his triplets once attended that school, urged disturbed relatives to conduct to a circuitously Marriott hotel to collect their children.
“This is a terrible day for Broward County, a state of Florida, a United States,” he said. “There unequivocally are no words.”
The initial pointer that something awful was function came around 2:30 p.m., not prolonged before classes were ostensible to have been dismissed, when authorities were called to respond to an active shooter.
For some-more than an hour, a propagandize was during a forgiveness of a gunman on a loose.
“He was outward and inside a school,” Israel said.
Just after 4 p.m., a Broward County Sheriff’s Office announced on Twitter that a think had been apprehended.
Not prolonged after, dumbfounded survivors began pity their accounts of what happened.
“I was on a initial building of a building where a shots happened first,” beginner Jason Snytte told NBC News. “I was in a classroom right subsequent to a outside, a closest classroom to it. It started there. we listened 6 or 7 shots. Our doorway was open. we ran and sealed it, and everybody ran into a corner.”
Jason, who pronounced a shots were deafening, pronounced they listened to their clergyman and stayed put until military arrived and told them to evacuate.
“We were all freaking out. Our hearts were racing,” he said. “We didn’t know what was happening.”
Several students told NBC News that a propagandize had left by a glow cavalcade progressing in a day. They pronounced a glow alarm sounded again only before a shots were heard.
Relieved relatives like Lisette Rozenblet, whose daughter attends a school, also pronounced she was told that a glow alarm was pulled about a time a shots began. But her daughter’s teacher, intuiting that it competence be a trap, told a students to stay in a classroom, she said.
“Her biggest fear is a propagandize shooting,” Rozenblet pronounced of her daughter. “She is always vagrant me to be home-schooled since she was frightened of this.”
Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky told NBC Miami that a propagandize went into evident lockdown.
“It’s unhappy that these tragedies occur in a country,” she said. “Many of a students have been in hold with their parents. We have many, many relatives out here.”
Joel Leffler, whose son and daughter attend a school, pronounced both of his kids were protected — though in shock.
“My son called me as it was unfolding, running. He had to burst a fence,” Leffler said. “My son listened around 8 gun shots as he was using out.”
When he reached his daughter by phone, she was whispering, he said.
“My daughter, who was there in a beginner gymnasium where a sharpened took place — she’s in startle right now, and she’s being taken out by SWAT,” Leffler said. “She saw mixed passed bodies.”
Agents from a FBI’s Miami Division were on a scene, along with agents from a Miami Division of a sovereign Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
President Donald Trump was briefed on a occurrence and was monitoring a situation, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
My prayers and condolences to a families of a victims of a terrible Florida shooting. No child, clergyman or anyone else should ever feel vulnerable in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who was roving to Broward County to be briefed by puncture government officials and law enforcement, has been in hold with Trump and a Department of Homeland Security, his bureau said.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called it “that terrible day we urge never comes.”
Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent. Today is that terrible day we urge never comes.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018