Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has confirmed numerous fatalities after a gunman open fired in a Florida high school, though the exact number of deaths remain unknown.
Nelson spoke to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and said that the shooter caused “many deaths” in the Broward County school.
Breaking: “many deaths”, Sen Bill Nelson (D-FL) tells me, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward
— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) February 14, 2018
The Florida senator also appeared on MSNBC, echoing a similar sentiment, saying there was “a number of fatalities.”
“That information came to me when I spoke to the superintendent of schools,” he said. “This is a very, very tragic day.”
Nelson continued, saying “This is a really bad day.”
The senator noted that the FBI was on the scene and will be leading the investigation, along with the evacuation of students and teachers.
The suspect, who fired multiple rounds of ammunition at students attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been apprehended, but authorities have not announced his identity. In addition to the dead, dozens of students and faculty members have been injured. Many cable news networks actually ran live coverage as police stormed the high school in an attempt to locate the shooter and rescue victims.
This is an ongoing story.
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