One dead, 20 wounded in Florida school shoot­ing

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS -

Florida law en­force­ment of­fi­cials on Wed­nes­day ar­rested the per­son who opened fire in a high school, killing at least 1 per­son and wound­ing at least 20 oth­ers.

Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Park­land, 72 km. north of Mi­ami, had been placed on a “code red” lock­down, but the county sher­iff’s of­fice had no in­for­ma­tion on vic­tims, a spokes­woman said.

The sher­iff’s of­fice could not im­me­di­ately con­firm how many peo­ple had been in­jured.

Staff and stu­dents heard what sounded like gun­fire close to the end of the school day, the Broward County school district said in a state­ment.

The school was im­me­di­ately locked down.

Law en­force­ment and the district’s Spe­cial In­ves­tiga­tive Unit were on site.

The Co­ral Springs Po­lice Depart­ment had urged teach­ers and stu­dents to re­main bar­ri­caded in­side un­til po­lice reach them.

Live tele­vi­sion showed dozens of stu­dents run­ning and walk­ing away from the school, weav­ing their way be­tween law en­force­ment of­fi­cers with heavy weapons and hel­mets, and large num­bers of emer­gency ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing po­lice cars, am­bu­lances and fire trucks.

Lo­cal FOX-10 TV re­ported that five peo­ple were seen be­ing treated by paramedics.

The school has about 3,100 stu­dents, ac­cord­ing to fed­eral data.

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