PARKLAND, FL (WOIO) - Multiple people were killed and injured during a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL Wednesday.
Several students, faculty and staff were seen being taken to ambulances.
The alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz, has been taken into custody, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
Cruz, 19, who used to attend Marjory Stoneman, may have been flagged as a threat to students, reports the Miami Herald. Cruz allegedly used a .223 caliber AR-15-style rifle during the shooting
Local media reports say at least 14 people have been injured, and at least three are in critical condition.
Shots were initially reported close to dismissal time, between 2:30 and 3 p.m.
SWAT cleared the school complex room by room, and scores of officers remain on-scene.
Parkland is located northwest of Fort Lauderdale.
Several Ohio politicians offered their condolences and reactions in the wake of Wednesday's tragic mass murder.
Sen. Sherrod Brown:
Sen. Rob Portman:
Gov. John Kasich:
Rep. Marcia Fudge:
Rep. Bob Gibbs: