Authorities in Broward County, Florida, are reporting a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The shooter has been taken into custody.
There are fatalities, according to Sen. Bill Nelson, but no confirmation of how many.
Earlier, Broward County Public Schools tweeted that gunshots rang out just before the end of the day.
Today, close to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s dismissal, students and staff heard what sounded like gunfire. The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries. Law enforcement is on site.
— Broward Schools (@browardschools) February 14, 2018
The school immediately went into lockdown. According to reports, many students were able to get to safety and be reconnected with their families.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had been briefed on the situation and the White House was continuing to monitor. Trump tweeted prayers and condolences to the victims.
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
According to reports, this is the 18th school shooting in the United States of 2018—seven weeks into the year.
Details of this tragedy continue to develop.