The Broward County Sheriff's Office said there were at least 14 victims at a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, though it did not say how many were injured or killed. Authorities say he opened fire outside the high school, which enrolls more than 3,200 students, then continued his rampage inside the building. Scott is traveling to Broward County now to be briefed by emergency management officials and law enforcement.
Cruz was arrested without incident after he was located off of school grounds in a nearby community.
Students released from the lockdown embrace following the shooting.
Murphy - who represents Newtown, Conn., the site of a shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead - has always been a gun control advocate. A few minutes later, he texted again: "I'm fine". "She came home and told me that story, and it stuck in my mind".
"She knew who the kid was", Rosenblatt said. She said she heard the window blow. "Her and her friends made a decision to hide in the closet".
According to CBS News, student were being evacuated to West Glades Middle School.
"All of a sudden there was a really loud noise....people are crying the closet", the student wrote to him.
Chilling video recorded from inside a classroom captured the sound of multiple gunshots, with students screaming "oh my God, oh my God".
"We ought to say enough is enough", he said on CNN. "I think as a parent you always fear for your kids leaving the house period but one of the safest places is school".
"Everyone got out and started running back to the class".
Another told CNN affiliate WSVN he thought a fire drill was going on since the school just went through the practice the day before. "The roads were blocked".
"We could not have been more prepared for this situation, which is what makes it so frustrating", Falkowski said. They say "Some of the things. are very, very disturbing". "It was frightful. I was so scared; I didn't know what to do", Girao said. "It was insane and my daughter wasn't answering her phone". "It seemed like it was a prolonged shooting".
"She did not speak about how it started, however, I did speak with other people", he continued.