A number of individuals were wounded by gunfire in an attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, today.
The attack began on Wednesday, February 14, at around 2 pm Eastern time.
#BSO is working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter located at 5901 Pine Island Rd, Parkland. Here's what we know so far: deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High. There are reports of victims. PIO will be on scene 3:15pm.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
Local media reported that up to twenty people were injured in the shocking attack. Fox News added that police determined the identity of “”a person of interest” in the incident. That person is a student who was in class earlier today and was reportedly “on the run.”
That student was soon reported to be one Nicholas Cruise (or Cruz).
The police scanner just identified the suspect in the school shooting as Nicholas Cruise (or Cruz.) Ginger. Red hair. 5’8”. ROTC program. They’re getting a picture from students. Searching for him still.
— American Shane 🇺🇸 (@TheNostromo2122) February 14, 2018
Police suggested that locals avoid the area while they searched for the shooter.
AVOID AREA OF DOUGLAS HS for ACTIVE POLICE SCENE. Do not call 911 unless an emergency. Nothing further.
— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 14, 2018
Fox is reporting “many deaths” in the attack.
Breaking #FoxNews Alert : 'Many deaths' in Florida high school shooting, Sen. Nelson tells Fox News
— AM 560 The Answer (@AM560TheAnswer) February 14, 2018
At least one source is saying that not long after identifying the shooter, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department announced that Cruz was taken into custody.
Suspect in identical clothing has been apprehended, possibly one Nicholas Cruz, per Broward County police scanner #ParklandShooting
— *Triquetra331* 💎 (@Triquetra331) February 14, 2018
And video of a suspect being taken into custody has also emerged.
Parkland Florida High School Suspect In Custody pic.twitter.com/2TN1fTMMj7
— ╮ (⌐■_■) ╭ EASY🇩™ (@UrBroYo) February 14, 2018
This situation is still unfolding. Check back for updates.
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]