The Florida High School Shooting which left student and parents in panic have reached the president’s table and measures are being taken to ensure safety of the students
On a day that is suppose to be all about love mostly towards teenagers have been used to orchestrate this massive terror and unstable circumstance.
“I heard so many gunshots” said Nicole Baltzer who was in trigonometry class for about 10 minutes before the end of the school day when the fire alarm began sounding. As students evacuated, she heard six gunshots and everyone started running back inside the school.
“At least like six. They were very close,” Baltzer said.
Baltzer, 18, is on lockdown right now in a classroom on the second floor.
Her stepsister is also on lockdown in a different classroom. She said a window in her sister’s classroom is broken window. It’s unclear clear whether the broken window is related to the shooting.
Confirming Baltzer’s statement, Meg Wagner twitted “Students at the school said a fire alarm went off minutes before the school shooting — they were exiting the school like a normal fire drill when they heard gunshots.”
Students at the school said a fire alarm went off minutes before the school shooting — they were exiting the school like a normal fire drill when they heard gunshots. https://t.co/WTB0jUARWc
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) 14 February 2018
Broward County Public Schools tweeted that Stoneman Douglas High School was in lockdown after students and staff heard gunshots.
Students heard “what sounded like gunfire” and went into lockdown, school district says, the school is now dismissing students, the district said.
The President, Donald Trump who has been briefed on the school shooting, tweeted at about 3:50 p.m. ET saying: “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.”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott also tweeted saying he has spoken to President Trump about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
“Just spoke with @POTUS about shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. My thoughts and prayers are with the students, their families and the entire community. We will continue to receive briefings from law enforcement and issue updates.”
Mother of a student told CNN saying “At first, we thought it was a hoax, because in today’s day and age, you just never know,”. said Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter attends Stoneman Douglas High School, said her daughter texted her when the school shooting started.
Rozenblat said her daughter kept texting her throughout the shooting, begging her to call 911. Her daughter was eventually able to escape and take shelter in a nearby Walmart.
“It’s just absolutely horrifying,” she said.
A student at Stoneman Douglas High School told CNN affiliate WSVN that “everyone just started freaking out.”
“We all thought it was a fire drill because we had one previously today,” he said. “And we thought it was so no one was that nervous, but then word started going around that it was shots and not just like something else, everyone just started running towards the canal.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson, who represents part of South Florida, just tweeted thoughts and prayers to the victims of the school shooting.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrific shooting taking place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It is heartbreaking that these violent incidents continue to take place in schools, a place where our children should feel and be the most safe!”