3:15 pm ET – Shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Broward County Sheriff Office saying 20-50 hurt. Students and teachers told to barricade although some are evacuated. SWAT team present. Shooter(s) unknown and at large.
3:25 pm — Reports are that the police know who the shooter is, but not saying anything until confirmed. He is a student.
Another student on television said he had a rifle — knew him — said he was weird.
Today, close to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s dismissal, students and staff heard what sounded like gunfire. The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries. Law enforcement is on site.
— Broward Schools (@browardschools) February 14, 2018
3:40 pm — Fox News echoing Fire Marshall saying that at least one killed.
Shooter reportedly pulled the fire alarm as part of planned shooting. Still at large.
3:55 pm — There was a massive police response, including a SWAT team. The FBI and ATF are also responding.
“Person of interest” has been taken into custody at his home. Authorities believe he was online last night and were able to determine identity of victim.
Florida senator says “many people have been killed”.
Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. We are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible Florida school shooting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
This screen capture appears to show the suspect in custody (burgandy shirt)
Apparently, this happened in one classroom. Students were able to ID the student, and police converged on his house. This is how he was caught.
White House cancels its daily press briefing after the Florida shooting, offering thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/NsYPb0d0hS
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 14, 2018
4:05 pm — Still no all-clear though.
4:10 pm — Ah, this explains it. The suspect in custody was apparently on a Youtube conversation about bombs last night (amazing how fast they got this info) so there is no all-clear because they need to check school for bombs.
4:15 pm — This happened toward the end of school. Many students did not have a last period class. There was a fire drill earlier in the day, which made the second one seem odd. There was a Broward County police officer on duty in the school when it happened. Press gets confirmation that suspect is in custody. Motive unknown.
Superintendent of schools say that there are “numerous fatalities” at the Stoneman Douglas High School.
NEW: First Look at Alleged Florida School Shooter
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 14, 2018
4:23 pm — Not sure what it happening but the live helicopter shot appears to show the suspect in a hospital gurney now being put into an ambulance. Nobody is mentioning it.
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
Correction: Local Florida news identifies suspect as FORMER student of the high school. Shooter being taken to hospital.
4:35 pm — Unconfirmed reports of “as many as seven dead”
4:50 pm — Social media has identified the shooter as RTOC student Nikolas Cruz. He was watching YouTube videos on how to make bombs last night. Pictures below are from social media.
Horrifying Video From Inside Classroom During Florida School Shooting
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT pic.twitter.com/EtvsxYPvgh
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 14, 2018
5:00 pm — Apparently deranged, but teachers and the school knew of him as being a possible threat. He was told never to appear on campus with a backpack. Miami Herald is the first news outlet to confirm his name as Nikolas De Jesus Cruz, aged 19.
This is his high school picture.
7:00 pm — Death toll: 17. Three were killed outside the school.
Another 17 injured; 3 in critical condition
In the rest of the world, there have been 18 school shootings in the last twenty years. In the U.S., there have been 18 school shootings since January 1–35 days.
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) February 14, 2018
“A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?” Former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd breaks down into tears following the shooting at a Florida high school https://t.co/y6GqatInij pic.twitter.com/FuuB5gQsOs
— CNN (@CNN) February 15, 2018
Suspect used AR-15, and had multiple magazines. He pulled the fire alarm to make it easy to shoot students. He slipped out with the other evacuating students. He was expelled last year. Gun nut.
Sen. Chris Murphy speaks about Florida school shooting on the Senate floor: "We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else." pic.twitter.com/VLG6tLr284
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 14, 2018
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— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 15, 2018