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Former student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

Former student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

"We were told last year that he wasn't allowed on campus with a backpack on him", Jim Gard, a math teacher who taught Cruz last year, told the Miami Herald.

According to WTVJ, someone pulled the fire alarm at the high school before opening fire on students.

He added: "It is a terrible day for us".

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the suspect in Wednesday's deadly high school shooting is an 19-year-old former student at the South Florida school where the shooting erupted.

Students who remained inside the school also used their phones to send pictures and videos to friends and family to let them know of their whereabouts. "We can not live in a world that's built on fear."Law enforcement responded to reports of a shooting at the school shortly before 3 p.m. Freshman Kayden Hanafi said he heard two gunshots and saw people running out of another building on campus".

A driver passing the school took a Snapchat with the caption: "I'm super sad".

Broward County Public Schools superintendent on Parkland, Florida, high school shooting: "There are numerous fatalities". She told her father she heard screaming and running and said three students had been shot in the classroom next to her.

- He told reporters that an attack began outside the school.




Mark Klein was waiting to pick up his son Manny, a ninth-grader who was able to call him during the lockdown at the school to say he was OK. There are police sirens outside.

Stoneman Douglas High School had an enrollment of about 3,100 students in the 2015-16 year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Those words came at 2.30pm local time on Wednesday. "And then she texted me".

In a statement, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting and is monitoring the situation.

"I'm coming to the floor to talk about something else, but let me just note once again for my colleagues: this happens nowhere else other than the United States of America", he said.

No information was immediately given to parents, Mr Murray said.

"It's a day that you pray every day when you get up that you will never have to see".


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