Suspect in Custody Following Florida School Shooting

Suspect in Custody Following Florida School Shooting

Suspect in Custody Following Florida School Shooting

An additional 12 people were considered injured, Israel said.

Some witness accounts said the shooter may have pulled a fire alarm to get people out of rooms; the sheriff wouldn't comment on the report.

The suspect was later identified as Nicholas Cruz.

At last check, medical examiners were still walking through the building, looking for anyone else, said Broward Mayor Beam Furr, who was a teacher for 25 years.

Robert Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Schools, said confirmed that Cruz was an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but was now enrolled elsewhere within the Broward County School District.

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Jim Gard, a teacher at the school, told CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald they had problems with Cruz, 19, previous year and he was asked to leave the campus. As students evacuated, she heard six gunshots and everyone started running back inside the school, Baltzer told CNN's Sara Ganim.

Twelve of the dead were killed inside the school building, two others just outside, one more on the street and two other victims died of their injuries at a hospital, Israel said. Two other were pronounced dead at a hospital. The shooter, Nikolaus Cruz, is believed to have brandished at least one AR-15 assault rifle.

"We will pay for the funeral expenses of these poor victims", Bondi said. Scene is still active.

"My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the awful Florida shooting", Trump said.

President Trump later took to Twitter to share his condolences, saying no one should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

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- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. Scott is traveling to Broward County now to be briefed by emergency management officials and law enforcement.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also told reporters that the previously scheduled White House briefing would be canceled "in light of the tragedy".

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's JROTC program has a public Facebook page that lists a "Nikolas Cruz" among their members.

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