Florida shooting: 'horrific situation' as multiple fatalities confirmed at high school – live

Full story: Police respond to report of active gunman Police say suspected gunman is in custody ‘At least’ 14 victims reported at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school School superintendent: ‘It’s a horrific situation. It’s a horrible day’ 10.52pm GMT Erica Lafferty, whose mother, Dawn Hochsprung, principal of Sandy Hook elementary school, died in the 2012 mass shooting , has responded to Donald Trump’s tweet saying “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school”. You’re right. I’ve been saying this since my mom was murdered at #SandyHook in 2012. So, is it finally time to talk #gunsense ? I’m happy to share my experience with you to help brainstorm solutions. https://t.co/z1VFQI19rW So far in 2018: -8 shootings at American schools that resulted in injury or death -2 gun suicides on a school campus -8 times a gun was fired on school property, but hit no one https://t.co/rWmqMiS9gn 10.40pm GMT Teacher Melissa Falkowski, who hid in a closet at the school before she was able to get away, told CNN: “This is the worst nightmare scenario, horrible. ... Society failed those people today.” She said she hid 19 students in a closet. My wife called me that there was an active shooter and the school was on lockdown. I got on the road and saw helicopters, police with machine guns. It was crazy and my daughter wasn’t answering her phone.” Continue reading...
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