Police respond to active shooter at Parkland, Florida high school


Authorities were responding to an active shooter at a Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter just after 3 p.m. that the shooter was still at large at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Earlier, the sheriff’s office tweeted that “there are reports of victims,” but it wasn’t immediately clear how many people were injured.

The high school went on immediate lockdown, Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky told NBC Miami. She did not immediate have details on how many students might have been injured or who the shooter was.

“It’s sad. It’s sad that these tragedies happen in our country,” she said. “Many of the students have been in touch with their parents. We have many many parents out here.”

A parent of a student told the station that her son was hiding inside a closet at the school with classmates, and that teachers had told them not to leave the building.

FBI agents from the Miami division were en route, officials said.

President Trump has been briefed on the incident and the White House was monitoring the situation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also tweeted that he was “monitoring the horrible unfolding situation in Broward County, Florida with reports of a shooting at a local high school.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.