Douglas High School Shooting: Active Shooter in Broward County, Florida


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Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida.

Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, has been locked down after reports of a shooting, police confirm.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said they are at the scene of a “developing incident” at 5901 Pine Island Road, which is Douglas High School, as of 3 p.m. Police said they received a report of an active shooter. Police have asked people to avoid the area. Officials confirmed to WSVN-TV that shots were fired.

According to WSVN, one person was seen being wheeled into a Coral Springs Fire Rescue ambulance, but the person was on his phone. Four other people were seen surrounded by fire rescuers, the news station reports. The extent of the injuries remains unclear.

A student who is inside the school told CBS Miami through text message, “All of a sudden there was a really loud noise…..people are crying” and hiding in “the closet.”

There are about 2,900 students enrolled in the school.

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.