At least 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida on Wednesday, authorities said.
Police responded to an incident at the school, located in the city of Parkland, around 3:15 p.m. ET. One shooter is believed to have carried out the attack, in the school's freshman building. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was taken into custody "without incident," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. The suspect was a former student of the school who had been expelled; one teacher told The Miami Herald that Cruz had been identified last year as "threatening students."
About 3,000 students attend the school, which is described as being in "an affluent Fort Lauderdale suburb," The New York Times writes.
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Drone footage of the scene showed handfuls of students fleeing on foot. "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," President Trump tweeted. "No child, teacher, or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school." The Week Staff
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