17 killed in Florida high school shooting

17 killed in Florida high school shooting

The latest from the Florida School Shooting on Wednesday.

A man placed in handcuffs is led by police near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following a shooting incident in Parkland, Florida.

Her grandparents now live in metro Atlanta, and her mother is a 1991 graduate of Marietta High School.

Hogg, who is a student journalist, recorded footage of the shooting, but "New Day" anchor Alisyn Camerota explained that it can't be shown on air because of its graphic nature.

The gunman, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school, has been taken into custody.

The gunman surrendered to police without a struggle, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news briefing hours later.

"They were not major issues, as far as I know, just things teenagers do like not coming home on time, maybe being disrespectful", she said.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up for Maddy to help her family pay for medical expenses. An additional 12 people were considered injured, Israel said.

"My very own triplets went to that school". The classmate said the rule was put in place after the school found bullet fragments in his bag after a fight with another student.

Cruz bought the AR-15 assault rifle in the past year after passing a background check, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation told CNN.

According to Gun Violence Archive, the total number of mass shootings in 2018 has now reached 30 following the massacre in Parkland. Both on the phone and in person, he told them that he didn't know who Nikolas Cruz was, beyond the one YouTube comment from his account. "There were problems with him a year ago threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus". Loud gunshots could also be heard as well as someone screaming and yelling, "Oh my God".

"I saw some bodies".

The suspect, who is now at a nearby hospital, was reportedly armed with an assault rifle and "countless magazines." Sen. "It wasn't good", another student told West Palm Beach's WPTV.

Hundreds of students and teachers scrambled at the first sound of gunfire.

Online, the shooting renewed calls for stricter gun control in the country.