Numerous people are reportedly dead after a shooter opened fire in a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, according to NBC News.
A suspect is in custody following a shooting at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon that officials say has resulted in “numerous fatalities.”
The Broward County Sheriff’s Department confirmed news of the arrest roughly two hours after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, located just north of Fort Lauderdale, was placed on lockdown.
At a press conference, Sheriff Scott Israel described the suspect as a former student around 18 years of age who was taken into custody without incident.
Israel declined to state the number of fatalities, saying only that “14 people were transported to area hospitals with varying degrees of wounds.”
Broward County Public School Superintendent Robert Runcie told NBC News there are “numerous fatalities” in the shooting, including a teacher or administrator.
Stay tuned as details continue to develop.
So far we have at least 14 victims. Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital. #StonemanShooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018