At least 17 high school students were killed today at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, according to Fox news.

The shooter was identified as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz. Cruz had been expelled from Stoneman Douglas for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said, according to Fox News.


After the shooting, Orange county Sherriff Jerry L. Demings gave a statement to the media:

“Once again our nation has experienced a tragic school shooting and we mourn the loss of many individuals. I have spoken with Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and his entire community. We must continue our work to stop these senseless acts from occurring, Demings said.

University of Central Florida Student Government Speaker of the Senate, Josh Bolona, went to high school at Stoneman Douglas and shared his thoughts on this tragedy with Knight News:

“Watching it develop was heartbreaking and gut-turning, especially still personally knowing students and staff on campus. We went through an untimely death of an extremely loving friend during Junior year of high school. The spirit and positivity the campus bounced back with was inspirational. I have no doubt the same will happen this time around. Prayers will be echoing through around the nation and world. #DouglasStrong.”

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.