US Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida: what we know

04:41  15 february  2018
04:41  15 february  2018 Source:   vox.com

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Was Targeted by a Shooter . At least 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday — the 18th school shooting of the year.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , was the site of a school shooting on February 14, 2018. Seventeen people – fourteen students and three staff members – were fatally

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At least 17 people are dead. The 19-year-old suspect is in custody.

A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has left at least 17 people dead and multiple people injured. Students and adults are among the victims, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

A 19-year-old male suspect is now in custody. Officials identified him as a former student.

The story is still developing, and the investigation is in its very early stages. Details, including the casualty count and extent of injuries, could change with more information. Here’s what we know — and don’t.

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For continuing coverage, check out Vox’s storystream. A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , has left at least 17 people dead. The investigation is still in its early stages. Details could change with more information. Here’s what we know — and don’t.

The world was rocked by yet another deadly school shooting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, when Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida .

What we know

  • At least 17 people were killed in the school shooting. Multiple others were injured. Teenagers and adults are among the victims, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
  • At least 12 were killed inside the school building. Two others were killed outside, and another person was fatally shot on a street corner when the suspect fled the scene. At least two died at the hospital, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a press conference Wednesday evening.
  • Around 2:30 pm, just before class dismissal, the fire alarm went off, and shooting began. A law enforcement official told told CBS News that it was believed the suspect pulled the fire alarm before the shooting rampage.
  • The lone suspect is 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody off school property about an hour after the shooting, and was initially transported to a nearby hospital. He has since been transferred to the sheriff’s headquarters, according to CBS News.
  • Cruz is a former Stoneman Douglas High School student who had been expelled for disciplinary issues, the sheriff said, though he did not say when or why.
  • Sheriff Israel said Cruz was armed with an AR-15 rifle and “countless magazines.”
  • Investigators have begun to scour Cruz’s social media activities and so far have found “very, very disturbing” stuff, the sheriff said.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has around 3,000 students. It’s located in Parkland, Florida, north of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Classes are canceled at the school for the remainder of the week.
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  • President Donald Trump has reportedly been briefed on the shooting. He tweeted his “prayers and condolences.”
  • There have been at least 17 other school shootings in the US in 2018, based on data from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for gun control.

What we don’t know

  • The shooter’s motive
  • The final casualty count
  • The victims’ identities

For more on America’s gun problem, read Vox’s explainer.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teachers return to work .
Uncertainty, fear and anxiety await teachers a little more than a week after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Teachers and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading back to campus Friday, more than a week after 17 people were killed there in a mass shooting. According to a Broward County Public Schools news release, Friday will be "dedicated to meeting staff members' needs, with a variety of support services." Attendance is not mandatory.

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