Video footage of the Florida high school shooting on Wednesday has been posted online.
A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of panicked students fleeing into the streets while others huddled in classrooms as police hunted for the gunman.
“There are numerous fatalities. It’s a horrific situation,” Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters. He said the school district had gotten no warning of a potential shooter and that there was no evidence of more than one shooter.
“We have at least 14 victims,” the Broward County sheriff’s office wrote on Twitter. It’s not clear if they were injured or dead.
Students hid in classrooms until they were rescued by police in tactical gear, friends and family members said.
— BNO News (@BNONews) February 14, 2018
McKenzie Hartley, 19, who identified herself as the sister of a student at the school described the scene in a text message to Reuters: “She heard him shooting through the windows of classrooms and two students were shot.”
Police told Fox News that the shooting suspect is now in custody. He was reportedly wearing a maroon shirt and was escorted to a police car.
Video footage shows officers cuffing the suspect, WVSN reported.
Senator Marco Rubio tweeted: “Today is that terrible day you pray never comes.”
Governor Rick Scott said on Twitter that had spoken with President Donald Trump, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, as well as other officials. He will “continue to receive updates from law enforcement,” he tweeted.
“It is just absolutely horrifying. I can’t believe this is happening,” Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter goes to the school, told CNN. Her daughter called her to say she was safe but the student also told her mother she heard the cries of a person who was shot.
“She was very nervous. She said that she could hear the person who was shot crying out for help,” she told CNN. “My daughter is safe and I am very grateful.”
AVOID AREA OF DOUGLAS HS for ACTIVE POLICE SCENE. Do not call 911 unless an emergency. Nothing further.
— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 14, 2018
Reuters contributed to this report.