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Tragedy In Parkland: What To Know About Stoneman Douglas Shooting

February 14, 2018

At 3 p.m. the Broward Sheriff’s Office answered to a call of an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Around 3:40, dismissal time, students and faculty heard sounds of gunshots coming, enacting an immediate code red lockdown.The faculty and 3,208 students enrolled at the school were instructed to stay hidden in their rooms until officers came arrived on scene to escort them out.

According to MSNBC, a fire alarm was purposely pulled causing students and faculty to rush into the halls which is when the shooting began. Approximately six shots were fired before students ran into classrooms.

As of now an unknown number of students are still in the building, with “numerous” fatalities, according to the Broward County School Superintendent, Robert Runcie.  An unknown amount of individuals were wheeled out on stretchers, or injured.

A tweet from the the Broward County Sheriff department reported vague details of a development at Stoneman Douglas when it first occurred at 3 p.m. Around 45 minutes later a tweet followed stating “Shooter still at large.”

As of now, a suspect is in police custody. The students are now being evacuated out of the school and to the nearest safe facilities, including a Marriott Hotel where parents are being instructed to find their children. An estimated 14 victims were injured and have been transferred to the hospital. Students and faculty are slowly being evacuated as the investigation on the shooter and their motives continues.

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