There are “numerous fatalities” after a shooting at a Florida high school that left at least 14 victims, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie announced.

The shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Broward County Sheriff’s office said. The shooter is in custody, the sheriff’s office tweeted.

Runcie said the shooting occurred around dismissal time.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a press conference that the suspect “had attended the school previously” and is about 18 years old, and that he was outside and inside at various times.

Shooter is now in custody. Scene is still active. #stonemanshooting

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018

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The sheriff’s office announced there were “14 victims,” but made no distinction between injured victims and potential fatalities. Israel said at a press conference that 14 people were transported to hospitals with varying degrees of wounds.

So far we have at least 14 victims. Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital. #StonemanShooting

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson told CNN, “It’s a bad day for Florida and for the country.”

Nelson added, “How many of these have we had? Are we coming to expect these mass shootings to be a routine kind of matters and after every one we say enough is enough? And then it continues to happen.”

Coral Springs police also announced in a tweet that the school perimeter has been locked down.

According to an unidentified student who spoke with WSVN, the school had a fire drill earlier in the day, and when the shooting occurred, people thought it was another drill.

“We already had a drill today so we thought it was just another drill,” the student said. He added, “We …read more

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