Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Florida high school shooting is deadliest since Sandy Hook

Florida high school shooting is deadliest since Sandy Hook

Those words from Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel as he shared a tragic update Wednesday evening: At least 17 people were killed in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, just north of Miami.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Wednesday night that Cruz had been expelled from Douglas High for "disciplinary reasons", but did not provide further details.

The White House canceled its daily press briefing in the wake of the shooting, as authorities evacuated the school and secured the area.

The 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz may have set off the fire alarm in an attempt to flood the hallways with people before he started shooting, an NYPD source briefed on the matter told the News.

Pupils managed to hide under desks and social media posts of the lockdown circulated before the police finally arrived at the venue and arrested Cruz without incident.

Police say the gunman was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle and carried "multiple" magazines with him.


Stars have called for tighter gun controls in the United States after at least 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida on Valentine's Day.

Following Wednesday's Florida shooting, President Donald Trump tweeted, "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school". "I do think it's a hot topic for the board and something we'll continue to monitor", said Watson. "He was a quiet kid in class, I never had any problems with Nick", Gard said.

"Everyone in the school that knew him speculated about him", said Mutchler.

He had mixed in with students fleeing the school before being caught, officials said.

Early Thursday, the school's football team announced that Feis had died.

According to a law enforcement source, the suspect is being investigated.

Rosenblatt said that her daughter made the connection after the shooting, when she visited the purported Instagram account of the shooter.

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