Kirsters Baish| It has just been reported by CBS Miami that authorities are investigating an incident that is going on at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Chopper4 was on the scene of the school which is located at 5901 Pine Island Road after reports were made of a shooting.
It was reported by Margate Fire Department that between 20 and 50 people are estimated to be injured after the shooting. The United States Coast Guard and Palm Beach County are sending helicopters to help with the situation. Bystanders could see multiple people being loaded into ambulances. There were injured victims all over.
Rick Folbaum from CBS4 spoke via text messages with a student from the school who is hiding in a closet. The student’s message read “All of a sudden there was a really loud noise…..people are crying the closet.”
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is currently on lockdown. Police officers are asking people to avoid the area if possible.
President Trump has been made aware of the school shooting. The White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters wrote, “We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.”
Watch as the story develops: