By The Daily Mail. Students with cell phones shared horrifying footage and messages from inside the school where a Florida gunman opened fire on high school students killing 17 and injuring up to 50.
In one particularly disturbing video, taken by a student in one of the classrooms at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and shared on Twitter by CBS Evening news, multiple students are crouching under desks where police say Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, 19, stormed the school Wednesday armed with an assault rifle and began shooting just after 2pm.
The sound of gunfire echoes out across the room as ear-piercing screams ring out.
A shivering girl in a floral dress is immediately in front of the cameraman and ducks to the floor while another boy is seen lying next to her.
It is unclear if the gunfire is inside the classroom or not.
The rapid popping sounds like fire from a semi-automatic assault rifle or a handgun.
(Read more from “Shocking Cellphone Video from Inside the Florida High School Shooting, 17 Confirmed Dead” HERE)
At Least 17 Dead in Florida School Shooting, Law Enforcement Says
By CNN. A former student unleashed a hail of gunfire in a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 adults and children, authorities said.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a public school of some 3,000 students outside Boca Raton.
The school is closed for the rest of the week, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said. The district will offer grief counseling to students and their families . . .
The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, Runcie said. He is due in court Thursday. (Read more from “At Least 17 Dead in Florida School Shooting, Law Enforcement Says” HERE)