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At least 1 reported dead, up to 20 injured in Florida school shooting—shooter still at large

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Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB 6 months ago
At least 1 reported dead, up to 20 injured in Florida school shooting—shooter still at large

The shooter was still at large as of 3:11 p.m. EST, according to the official Broward Sheriff's Office Twitter account.

Florida local news station WSVN 7 reported at least 20 injured from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The school is located less than 50 miles north of Miami on the East coast of the state.

A Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman confirmed to CNBC that police received reports of victims of the scene.

The school had been placed on a "code red" lockdown, the spokeswoman said.

President Donald Trump tweeted his sympathies to the victims of the shooting. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school," Trump said.

The Coral Springs Police Department advised those in touch with students to remain calm and refrain from calling 911 in a tweet.

Some students, claiming to be trapped in the school under lockdown, posted photos of their situation on social media.

In a statement, the FBI said it is "aware of reports of an active shooter at Stoneman Douglas High School and is in contact with local law enforcement agencies. At this time, the FBI is responding to the scene and taking appropriate action."

Governor Rick Scott, in a tweet, said he spoke with Trump about the shooting.

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