A Florida high school on Wednesday witnessed a fatal incident where a gunman opened fire which led to causalities leaving the students run to safety, and reaching out to family and friends for help.
The Broward County Sheriff’s office reports that the suspect has been taking into custody following the causality that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a city about 80 kilometers north of Miami.
The Sheriff’s Office said 14 victims have been taken to the hospital with preliminary indications hinting that about 20 out of 50 persons are injured.
An Administrator of the County School district, Robert Runcie, says:
“Just a horrible day for us,” Runcie said, adding that the incident appeared to be over.
CNN reports that the Mayor of Parkland, Christine Hunschofsky said: “This is a very tragic situation for everybody involved.
“They were very scared,”
“And almost in shock when they came out.”
CBS reports according to a student, Jeiella Dodoo, that her colleagues had orderly evacuated their classroom after hearing what they thought was a routine fire alarm.
“The alarm went off so we had to evacuate from our classes,” she said. “Then we heard gunshots.
“I heard about six gunshots,” she said, “and then some people started running and then everyone started running because we were like ‘If it’s real, then just run.”
A Math teacher also revealed that he and six other students went into hiding while a parent, Caesar Figueroa told the Cable Network News, CNN, that his daughter herself in a closet with 10 of her friends.
“She’s trapped with her 10 friends. She said she heard gunshots. A window blew and everybody is screaming and running, and she said she ran in the closet and she’s still there.”
However, Police officers in helmets, bulletproof vests and armed with automatic weapons were seen around the school as the students were been led out of the school