Police respond to shooting at Florida high school, suspect at large

A gunman remains at large amid an ongoing shooting situation at a Southern Florida high school, the Broward Sheriff’s Office warned.

There are victims from the incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

One mother shaking with worry told ABC affiliate WPLG her daughter said she was OK, huddled in a locked classroom.

“She’s terrified,” the mother said. “She said she heard the gunshot.”

“I’m glad that she’s able to text,” she added.

WPLG
First responders gather after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.
PHOTO: Students walk with an armed escort after after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.WPLG
Students walk with an armed escort after after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.
PHOTO: First responders report after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.WPLG
First responders report after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.

Students with bookbags were seen sprinting out of the building as authorities with guns drawn swarmed the school. Other students were seen lined up one by one, leaving the area in an orderly fashion. Some students were hysterical, reported WPLG.

PHOTO: First responders transport a person on a stretcher after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.WPLG
First responders transport a person on a stretcher after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.

Another mother told the affiliate that her daughter “keeps telling me to stay away. ‘Be safe, Mom, stay away.'”

“I won’t stay away,” she said, telling her daughter, “I’m your mother.”

PHOTO: First responders transport a person on a stretcher after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.WPLG
First responders transport a person on a stretcher after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.
PHOTO: First responders gather after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.WPLG
First responders gather after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.

Officials urged the public to avoid the area.

The FBI and ATF are responding.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement, “The president has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.”

Additional information was not immediately available.

This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*