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Recent school shootings in the US

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During the last year, multiple schools across the U.S. have been impacted by shootings, which have resulted in the deaths of both students and faculty members. 

Authorities rushed to the scene of an active shooting Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Read on for more details, and a look at other school shootings that have taken place in the last year.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida

Police responded to reports of shots fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspected shooter, who has not yet been identified, was taken into custody about an hour later, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a tweet. The scene remains active, according to the sheriff’s office.

“There are numerous fatalities,” Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said. “It is a horrific situation. It is a horrible day for us.”

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet there were at least 14 “victims,” who “have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital.” 

Police are instructing students and faculty members to remain barricaded inside the school until law forcement can reach them.

“At this time, law enforcement is clearing students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one building at a time,” Broward County Public School District said.

Salvador B. Castro Middle School, California 

A 12-year-old girl was taken into custody after police said the loaded gun she brought to Salvador B. Castro Middle School in Los Angeles accidentally discharged, shooting a 15-year-old boy in the head and a 15-year-old girl in the wrist.

Police interviewed the 12-year-old student and agreed the shooting was accidental. She was booked in a juvenile detention center on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds.

It is unclear where the girl got the gun or why she decided to bring it to her school.


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