PARKLAND, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) — Law enforcement in South Florida arrested one person suspected of a shooting at a high school that left “numerous” people dead, local officials said Wednesday.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
“Shooter is now in custody,” the department tweeted.
Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, told reporters there were “numerous fatalities.”
WSVN-TV in Miami reported that Margate Fire Rescue said the emergency was a mass-casualty incident, a label that means at least 20 people have been injured. The sheriff’s office said there were at least 14 victims.
“Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital,” BSO tweeted.
The Coral Springs Police Department told students and teachers to “remain barricaded inside until police reach you.”
Local media footage of the scene showed students walking out of the building, some with their hands up in the air, others with their hands on the shoulders of the students in front of them.
Parents were praying outside.
White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said President Donald Trump was monitoring the situation.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” she said.
This is a developing story.