Live: ‘Mass Casualty Event’ at Florida High School, at Least 20 Victims

(ZHE) Dozens of victims are being reported in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, a large high school with several thousand students, with authorities saying the gunman is now in custody…

The town is 50 miles north of Miami.

Initial reports suggest there could be more than 50 victims and said it’s being treated as a “mass casualty” event. According to NBC, the suspect was described as a white male last seen leaving campus in a burgundy shirt.

Aerial footage from CNN affiliate WSVN showed a number of people lying on the ground outside the school and being moved to ambulances. Dozens of police vehicles and ambulances are on site, including one tank, along with a team of heavily armed law enforcement officers as students ran or walked out. Some reported victims were seen being carried out of the school.

Coral Springs Police tweeted that students and teachers should remain barricaded inside the school until officers can reach them.  People should stay away from the school due to an active police scene, police said.

The shooting is an active situation and the shooting went on for “some time.”

According to Buzzfeed, a male student, who was not identified, told WSVN that he was on the campus at the time of the shooting. He and other students near him heard an alarm go off, he said, and initially they thought the school was staging some sort of drill. Then they heard gun shots. “We heard pops,” the student said, “and from the other side of the school we see the whole school running out.”

Some students tweeted photos of them hiding under their desks…

Several agencies are responding to the incident, including the ATF and the FBI.

Footage of students marching outside of the school with their hands up were taken by aerial cameras.

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NBC News Special Report: Shooting at South Florida high school.MORE: http://nbcnews.to/2BXQrx9Watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt tonight for the latest details.

Posted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

By Tyler Durden / Republished with permission / Zero Hedge / Report a typo

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