UPDATE: Fox and NBC News is reporting that police at the scene are telling students and teachers to stay put and barricade the doors.
MORE: Broward Sheriff's Office says deputies have responded to reports of shooting at the school in south Florida.— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 14, 2018
Coral Springs Police to students and teachers in the school: "Remain barricaded inside until police reach you."
UPDATE II: At least 20 people injured.
MORE: @wsvn reporting at least 20 injured after reports of a shooting at school in Parkland, Florida— Ryan Schulteis (@RyanSchulteis) February 14, 2018
UPDATE III: Shooter still at large. Coast Guard deploying helicopters. Between 20-50 people injured.
BREAKING: Sheriff: Florida high school shooter still at large.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2018
#BREAKING: FLORIDA MASS SHOOTING:— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) February 14, 2018
--Between 20-50 people injured per Margate Fire Dept.
--Coast Guard sending helicopters
--Shooter still at large#StonemanShooting https://t.co/KtQ9YAfIAY pic.twitter.com/rVXrXhuwMb
UPDATE IV: We have reports of fatalities from ABC, witness said they saw dead bodies while evacuating.
#BreakingNews witness to #SchoolShooting in Florida tells @ABC there were more shots than he could count and that there were dead bodies outside classroom when he evacuated. ABC reports @browardsheriff says shooter still at large— Jason Wheeler (@jasonwheelertv) February 14, 2018
UPDATE V: FBI will be on the scene. It's now viewed as a "mass casulty event."
UPDATE VI: President Trump has tweeted his condolences and has spoken with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The White House press briefing has been canceled.
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
UPDATE VII: This is unconfirmed, but Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said, “Many people have been killed.” Broward Sheriff's Department says the shooter has also been arrested. The suspect is a former student, accoding to the Broward County Sheriff's Department. One person is confirmed to have been killed.
A person of interest is in custody per local police departments here in #ParklandShooting - Florida Senator Bill Nelson says “Many people have been killed.”— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) February 14, 2018
Shooter is now in custody. Scene is still active. #stonemanshooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
Sheriff Israel, "The shooter was not a current student."— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
"It's catastrophic. There really are no words." - Sheriff Israel— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
UPDATE VIII: Here’s a video from a mobile phone showing students taking cover inside a classroom as shots were fired. (Warning: Graphic video):
NEW: (WARNING-graphic scene) Cell phone video that was taken inside a classroom shows students hiding for cover while gunshots are heard in the background pic.twitter.com/FgmQRW18xH— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 14, 2018
UPDATE IX: There are multiple reports that seven people have been killed in today’s shooting, another fourteen have been injured.
UPDATE X: Suspect identified as Nikolas de Jesus Cruz (via Miami Herald):
Correction: suspect’s name is spelled Nikolas Cruz #StonemanShooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 15, 2018
BREAKING: US official: Florida school shooter identified as Nicolas Cruz.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2018
Details remain cloudy amid a flurry of police activity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland off the Sawgrass Expressway. Students, who heard a fire alarm go off just before dismissal, followed by guns shots, fled off campus and hid under desks as police sped to the scene. Parents, blocked from getting onto campus, stood by helpless.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is reporting “at least 14 victims” and is still working to clear all the buildings at the massive school, home to about 3,200 students. The shooter, a former student identified by law enforcement sources as Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, managed to make it off campus before he was cornered and taken into custody in a townhouse at Pelican Pointe at Wyndham Lakes in Coral Springs.
Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward Schools, is reporting “numerous fatalities” in the terrifying attack, the latest in America’s troubled history with guns. Many victims have been transported to Broward Health North, as has Cruz. Four others have been taken to Broward Medical Center.
Broward County Sheriff’s Department has instructed parents looking for their children to head to the local Marriott in Coral Springs.
"Any parent who is looking for their child, please go to the Marriot at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs." - Sheriff Israel #stonemanshooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
UPDATE XI: Death toll increased to 17 people.
"I'm saddened to say that 17 people lost their lives."- Sheriff Scott Israel #stonemanshooting— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
UPDATE XII: Cruz is said to have used an AR-15 rifle. Sen. Nelson said Cruz also had smoke grenades (via NBC News):
Officials believe the gunman had one AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle and multiple magazines, but it was unclear whether he had any other weapons. The gunfire began outside the school and continued inside, where 12 of the victims were killed, Israel said.
Authorities initially spelled Cruz's first name as "Nikolaus" but later corrected the spelling. He was taken into custody off campus about an hour after he "committed this horrific, detestable act," said Israel, who said investigators were reviewing social media postings that he described as "very disturbing."
Federal and local authorities told NBC News that there was no indication that the gunman had an accomplice or accomplices.
MORE: "The suspect was heavily armed," @jeffpeguescbs reports on Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. "The sheriff just saying that he had countless magazines, and was armed with an AR-15-style rifle. That is what he used in that attack." https://t.co/1Y5NBGZMdE pic.twitter.com/aWKwrh9gBl— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018
Sen. Nelson tells @HardballChris: Florida school shooting suspect wore a gas mask and had smoke grenades. "He set off the fire alarm so the kids would come out into the hallways."— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 15, 2018
Latest: https://t.co/Llzz7VjwCd pic.twitter.com/AmrQotagfw
We have reports of an active shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This is a breaking news story. We’ll update accordingly.
BREAKING: Authorities say they're responding to a shooting at a Florida high school; number of wounded unknown.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2018
JUST IN: Authorities respond to report of school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Coral Springs Police urge public to avoid the area around Douglas High School https://t.co/KYDJxhsPbb pic.twitter.com/Op41cNNrfK— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018