Multiple deaths were reported Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland as authorities reported a suspect in custody.
Students and teachers in the locked down school, located at 5901 Northwest Pine Island Rd., were told to remain barricaded inside until officers reach them.
Samuel Dykes, a freshman, was on the third floor of the school when he said he heard gunshots, and saw several bodies in a classroom.
At around dismissal time at 2:40 p.m., staff and students heard what sounded like gunfire and they enacted a “code red” lock down, according to the Broward School District.
President Trump tweeted: “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.”
Deputy White House Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said, “We are monitoring the situation,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.”
There are 3,208 children in grades 9 — 12 enrolled at the school.