At Least 50 Injured in Parkland-Florida High School Shooting; Suspect Still at Large

There has been a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Current reports are pegging the number of injured at 50. No deaths have been reported yet. The suspect is still at large. This is a developing story, so more details will follow.

Police in Parkland, Florida have responded to an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where as many as 50 people have been injured.

There are reports that a number of people have been loaded into ambulances on stretchers.

The school remains on lockdown. The suspect is still at large. Investigators are telling residents to stay indoors until the suspect is caught and the area is secured.

Broward Schools sent out a tweet just after 3:30 p.m. February 14 about the situation:

Photographs taken inside the school by students show them crouched behind piles of chairs and hiding behind desks.

Police believe they know who the gunman is and describe him as a student and member of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.

The gunman is described as wearing a black hat, a maroon or burgundy colored shirt and black pants. He was last seen on the west side of a three-story building on campus.

Meanwhile, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a tweet that he is keeping abreast of the situation.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters noted that “The president has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida.”

The White House is monitoring the situation. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.”


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