A former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday afternoon, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students running into the streets to escape.
The 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was taken into custody without incident about an hour after he left the school, authorities said.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspect, who was previously expelled for disciplinary reasons, had at least one rifle and multiple magazines, and that most of the fatalities were inside the building, though some were found fatally shot outside.
Athletes who play in South Florida or are from the area, and local teams sent thoughts and prayers on social media after news started to break about the shooting./aside">>/aside">>
"I'd like to just say our thoughts and prayers to all the students and families and teachers, everybody in Parkland that's suffering from just an incredibly tragic and absolutely senseless act," coach Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said before Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.span data-role="lightbox_close"">>