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Gunman shoots ‘at least 50’ at Florida school


“At least 50” students may have been shot by a gunman who unleashed a barrage of gunfire at a Florida school Wednesday.

The Daily Mail said the gunman, wearing a gas mask, went on a rampage and had shot “at least 50” at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

There were no immediate confirmations of fatalities, but authorities were reporting that a person of interest was taken into custody.

CNN said officers from the Broward County sheriff’s office and other jurisdictions were reporting to the scene.

The suspect was described in an NBC report as a white male who was seen leaving the campus in a burgundy shirt.

Gunfire had been reported by staff and students both shortly before the end of the school day, and officials immediately put the campus on lockdown.

Fox News was reporting that apparently there was one fatality, and between 20 and 50 injured, although there was no official confirmation.

Video showed emergency personnel surrounding the location, and it also revealed several people being treated by paramedics on the scene.

Television video also showed students being led away from the building with their hands in the air.

Coral Springs police said on social media students and teachers should remain barricaded inside the school until officers can reach them.

And Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he has spoken with law enforcement about the shooting.


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