Miami (AFP) – Police were responding to an apparent shooting on Wednesday at a high school in Florida that reportedly left several people injured, officials and local media said.
The incident was unfolding at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a city in the southern part of the state between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale.
“AVOID THE AREA,” the Broward County sheriff’s office said on Twitter, adding that officers were working on a “developing incident regarding a report of active shooter.”
Police from neighboring Coral Springs advised teachers and students in the building to “remain barricaded inside until police reach you.”
CBS News cited the sheriff’s office as saying there were multiple people injured.