Authorities are investigating reports of a shooting at a high school in southern Florida.
Local authorities in Broward County, Florida, are at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to CBS4 Miami. The extent of the injuries is not currently known.
Aerial footage from the school showed a number of people being treated for injuries on the ground outside of the school, CNN reports.
UPDATE: At least 20 victims in "mass casualty incident" at Parkland, Florida, high school, according to Margate Fire Department https://t.co/1Y5NBGZMdE pic.twitter.com/zGzTzk8ACU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018
The Coral Springs Police Department said students were asked to remain barricaded inside the school. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the shooter is still at large.
A reporter for CBS Miami spoke with a student via text message who said there was a “really loud noise” and students were “crying in the closet.”
#BSO is working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter located at 5901 Pine Island Rd, Parkland. Here's what we know so far: deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High. There are reports of victims. PIO will be on scene 3:15pm.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
Students were tweeting from inside the school as they took shelter.
My school is being shot up and I am locked inside. I’m fucking scared right now. pic.twitter.com/mjiEmPvGNb
— Aj22000 (@TheCaptainAidan) February 14, 2018
The school district announced that students and staff heard “what sounded like gunfire” close to the high school’s dismissal time. As of 2:40pm CT, the district said it was “dismissing students.”
President Donald Trump is aware of the shooting.
“The President has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” the White House said in a statement.
Trump also tweeted about the incident shortly before 4 p.m. ET.
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
In a statement, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that “ee continue to keep the victims, and their friends and family, in our thoughts and prayers.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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