‘Be safe mom, stay away’: Videos capture heartbreak and chaos from Florida school shooting

A lone gunman entered into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon and opened fire, killing and injuring multiple people, according to numerous reports.

At least 14 people were hospitalized in the shooting, according to Time magazine. The suspect is in custody, WSVN-7 Miami reported.

“It is potentially some former student,” said Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward Schools. “That individual, we believe, is in custody at the moment.”

Runcie said that there were “numerous fatalities.”

“It’s just a horrible day for us,” Runcie said, according to The Miami Herald. “We received no warning. … We didn’t have any warnings or any threats.”

President Donald Trump responded to the shooting in a tweet.

My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018

Videos from the shooting began to appear on social media immediately following the shooting.

Warning: Some videos included in this story have been labeled disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

One video showed students hiding from the shooter inside a classroom as gunshots were heard.

Dramatic video shows children taking cover as gunman opens fire at Florida high school https://t.co/DHgpCJ6yTF pic.twitter.com/s58oQEKnCC

— BNO News (@BNONews) February 14, 2018

Another video showed students embracing each other after the shooting.

MORE: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students appear to tearfully embrace, comfort each other after campus shooting in Parkland, Florida, leaves “numerous fatalities” and at least 14 injured https://t.co/1Y5NBGZMdE pic.twitter.com/KSKjGnQkhm

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018

Videos of students running across campus also appeared online.

Witness to Florida school shooting: “I’m okay, I’m with my mom. We’re safe…I’m blessed to be alive.” https://t.co/3v0KYYq1oq pic.twitter.com/lOoBD3WjJn

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Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News


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