The school is on lock down, the Coral Springs Police Department said on Twitter. Students and teachers have been advised to “remain barricaded inside until police reach you.”
AVOID AREA OF DOUGLAS HS for ACTIVE POLICE SCENE. Do not call 911 unless an emergency. Nothing further.
— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 14, 2018
Lots of ambulances are present at the high school, and several people have been seen being taken out of the school perimeter on stretchers.
The Broward Sheriff Office said: “Here’s what we know so far: deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High. There are reports of victims.”
Avoid the area of Stoneman Douglas HS. #BSO is currently working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
Over the first 23 days of January there were 11 school shootings, according to the New York Daily News. The tragedies have occurred so frequently that activists say the incidents have numbed Americans to the regularity of gun violence.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Coral Springs Police Department among police units responding to reports of high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. pic.twitter.com/vLASwS8Tzy
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) February 14, 2018
Some students have been filed out of the building, where parents are waiting. There are about 3,200 students enrolled at the school.
“The President has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said. “We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.” Florida Governor Rick Scott has been in contact with the police at the scene as well.
More details to follow.