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Police shoot suspect in custody following incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office, said Wednesday that the gunman in a Florida high school shooting in custody of the police, but be warned, the scene remains active.

Officials have described the scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, such as a mass casualty, and say at least 20 people injured.

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President Trump tweeted that his “prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the shooting, and said: “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”

My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the horrific Florida shooting. No child, teacher, or someone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018

Trump confirmed that he spoke s, Florida Gov., Rick Scott, and said the White house is “working closely with law enforcement” in relation to the shooting.

Just spoke with Governor Rick Scott. We work closely with law enforcement authorities on the terrible Florida school shooting.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018

Politicians, legislators, and the local authorities responded to the incident.

Republicans in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott tweeted that he had spoken with trump, the County officials, and the superintendent of schools Broward about the reported shooting, and said he will continue to monitor the situation.

I spoke with @Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, @Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie and FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen on Stoneman Douglas High School. We continue to receive updates from the law enforcement authorities.

— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) February 14, 2018

Just spoke with @POTUS about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. My thoughts and prayers are with the students, their families and the entire community. We will also continue to get to briefings from law enforcement agencies, and updates.

— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) February 14, 2018

The First Lady, Melania Trump said her “heart is heavy” work, the following reports of the shooting.

My heart is heavy on the rampage in Florida. Keep all affected in my thoughts & prayers.

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 14, 2018

Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., tweeted that their “thoughts and prayers are with the victims,” and added that it was “heartbreaking that these violent incidents continue feeling comfortable in schools, a place where our children and in the most safe!”

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It’s heartbreaking that these violent incidents continue feeling comfortable in schools, a place where our children and in the most safe!

Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) February 14, 2018

“Today is the bad day, you never pray,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted. He said he’s spoken with the Broward School Superintendent and observed the situation.

We are watching the terrible unfolding situation in Broward County, Florida with reports of a shooting at a local high school. #Sayfie

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018

Only Broward School Superintendent Spoke. Today is the bad day that you will never pray.

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018

Democrats Ted Deutch, who is Broward County in the US Congress, tweeted and represents that he speak in his own way “as quickly as possible” to the scene of the shooting, and he noticed, with the Broward County Superintendent.

Spoke with Broward Superintendent Runcie. Local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies all on the floor. The Governor on his way. On my way as quickly as possible.

Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 14, 2018

Deutch added that the city of Parkland “is an idyllic community,” said Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is incredible, with wonderful teachers, staff and students.

Incredible school in my district – a great teacher, and staff, dedicated parents and great kids. Spoke with the children it returns only a couple of weeks.

Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 14, 2018

Parkland is an idyllic municipality. Tragedies such as this occur anywhere. School shootings happen everywhere. This is appalling. https://t.co/ygR6Z5gmgN

Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 14, 2018

Sen Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Fox News said that it is “shoot a lot of dead” in the school, and tweeted that he will speak with officials ” to ensure you have everything you need.”

Pray for all Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Spoke with the Broward Undersheriff to ensure that you have everything you need. And only spoke to the FBI in order to ensure that all Federal funds be made available, to help. Will continue to monitor carefully.

— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) February 14, 2018

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau took to give Twitter his condolences and added that “Canadians have you in our hearts.”

Sending my deepest condolences to the parents, families and friends grieve, the tonight in Parkland, Florida, and want to make a full recovery of the injured. The Canadians have you in our hearts.

— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau) February 15, 2018

“This is not right. This is not normal,” Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., tweeted. “Our schools, the new killing fields.”

This is not right. This is not normal. Our schools are becoming the new killing fields. How many grieving families of murdered children, we need to see before the Congress, the moments of silence shatters with meaningful action on common sense gun safety reforms. #Florida school shooting

— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) February 15, 2018

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