One dead, 20 wounded in Florida school shooting
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.