The president Donald Trump takes to Twitter to announce that he spoke to Governor Scott and working closely with law enforcement to find a clear picture of the horrific shooting in the High School.
“My prayers and condolences to the families of the victim of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
The shooting started when a gunman armed with an AR-15 rifle on Wednesday 14 Feb entered and began to shoot recklessly. Until now 17 people have died, 12 were killed inside the school, 2 outside the building, 1 in the street while running, and 2 during the treatment in the hospital.
15 victims are in the hospital of which 5 are in life-threatening condition.
The gunman has been identified by the officials and is under investigation. He is Nikolas Cruz, 19 and was arrested when he tried to run away mixing in the crowd of the student.
According to the source, the gunman was a former student of the Douglas High school but was expelled due to disciplinary reason. There is also information that he was receiving mental treatment.