The suspect was later identified as Nicholas Cruz.
Students at the school were being evacuated to West Glades Middle School Wednesday afternoon. Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie said there were "numerous" fatalities but did not confirm the number. It's a horrific situation.
"It was supposed to be just a fire drill, we thought it was just a fire drill because we had one earlier".
At least 14 people have been injured in a shooting at a Florida high school and "multiple fatalities" are feared, United States authorities said.
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As news of the shooting spread, desperate parents gathered near the property searching for their children. Live footage showed emergency workers appearing to treat possibly wounded people on the sidewalks.
The Broward Sheriff stated that gunshot victims were being transferred to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North Hospital.
He said the school district had no warning of a potential shooter and that there was no evidence of more than one shooter.
The school will be closed for the rest of the week, Broward County Public Schools announced Wednesday night.
For 30 minutes, the teacher and the students waited in fear until they heard SWAT officers securing the room. Students barricaded themselves in classrooms as the shooter killed several students.
Law enforcement sources told CNN the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is tracing the.223 caliber, AR-15 style firearm used in the shootings. Students were seen being led across the street with their hands over their heads.
It was the 18th shooting in a US school so far this year, according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. There are police sirens outside. "I can't believe this is happening", Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter goes to the school, told CNN. "She came home and told me that story, and it stuck in my mind". Parkland is a city of more than 20,000 people outside Boca Raton in Broward County, Florida.