Weekend Reads Shooter at large after gunfire at Florida high school-police

23:21  14 february  2018
23:21  14 february  2018 Source:   Reuters

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A South Florida high school is on lockdown following reports of a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The shooter is still at large , according to police . He added that he heard gunfire but didn’t think it was real.

CNN reports that SWAT team members locked down Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , but the shooter remains at large . Coral Springs Police said on their Twitter account Wednesday that the school was locked down and that students and teachers inside should remain barricaded until police

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BREAKING NEWS Police : Gunman at large after Florida school shooting . "I won't stay away," she said, telling her daughter, "I'm your mother." The school district said in a statement that close to "dismissal, students and staff heard what sounded like gunfire .

Authorities say a gunman is at large after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Wednesday. Shooter still at large . School board officials said staff and students heard what sounded like gunfire shortly before dismissal, and the school went on an immediate lockdown.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 14 (Reuters) - A person opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, injuring multiple people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into streets as law enforcement officers searched for a shooter who remained at large.

Shortly before students were to be dismissed for the day, the sound of gunfire ripped through the air, school officials Broward County school officials said on Twitter, adding that multiple people had been injured in the incident.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami, had been placed on a "code red" lockdown but had no information on how many people had been injured, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office said on Twitter that the shooter was still at large.

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Shooter still at large after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting . Today, close to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ’s dismissal, students and staff heard what sounded like gunfire .

Up to 20 injured in Florida high school shooting , gunman still at large . At least 20 were injured on Wednesday after a shooting at a high school in Coral Springs Broward County Public Schools said on Twitter that students at the school heard “what sounded like gunfire ” close to dismissal time.

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The shooter is still at large , according to police . CBS Miami, citing the Margate Fire Department, reported that 20 to 40 people may be injured. He added that he heard gunfire but didn’t think it was real. Parkland, FL : - High School Shooting - Multiple People Injured - FBI Responding - Gunman Is

PARKLAND, Fla. •. A shooting at a Florida high school Wednesday sent students rushing out into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building, and police warned the shooter was still at large .

School officials and police asked parents who were in touch with their children to tell them to remain hidden in classrooms while police searched for the shooter.

"Police are working an active shooter scene, and ask that if you are in touch with your student you ask that they remain calm and barricaded until police come to their room, this is for everyone's safety," Coral Springs police said on Twitter.

Reports of active shooter at Florida high school © Provided by Reuters Reports of active shooter at Florida high school Panicked parents checked on their children.

"My daughter, as of right now, she's still trapped in a closet. She's afraid to speak," a man who identified himself as Caesar Figueroa and said his daughter was inside the school, told CBS News.

"I told her, 'Don't call me, because I don't want no one to hear your voice.' So, she's still trapped in a closet in there."

The Miami Herald quoted a local fire chief as saying that at least one person had been killed in the attack. Florida's WSVN-TV reported 20 people may have been injured. Reuters was not able to immediately confirm those reports.

Live television showed dozens of students, weaving their way between law enforcement officers with heavy weapons and helmets, and large numbers of emergency vehicles including police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.

Local FOX-10 TV reported that five people were seen being treated by paramedics.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Twitter that had he had been in touch with local officials about the incident.

The shooting was the latest in a deadly series of attacks at U.S. schools. A 15-year-old gunman in January killed two students at a Benton, Kentucky, high school.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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