61 thoughts on “Shooting at South Florida high school

  1. hoosakiwi February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Read this comment. You will be permanently banned without warning if you do not follow these three very crucial rules.

    * **DO NOT** post about police movements. In other words, if you are listening to scanners and radio communications of emergency personnel, hold off on sharing the play by plays.

    * **DO NOT** share the personal information of alleged suspects or victims until the identities are confirmed by the police or mainstream media.

    * **DO NOT** post identifiable images/videos of the dead or dying. Reddit is one of the most high-traffic sites in the world, especially in times of crisis. No one should find out that their loved one has died in a reddit thread. To clarify, you can still post images and videos of the incident, just no closeups of someone’s face as they die.

    Edit: The shooter’s name is now public. Please do not share the personal details of the shooter’s family members (things like addresses, emails, phone numbers, etc will all still be removed). You still cannot name or share personal information of victims.

  2. amiatthetop February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    WSVN reporter: Breaking down on live tv…announced a teacher protecting students “may have passed”

  3. ANTORICO2THELEGEND February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Reports there are like 20 kids injured

    man

    edit: 60 reported…

    Edit 2: 14 – 20, shooter caught.

  4. remyseven February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Man it looks like they either drugged the dude upon capture, or he’s a total sack of potatoes.

  5. JPK86753099 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    These reporters are really badgering a high school kid to describe the bodies he saw as he ran out of the school? Fucking shameful reporters

  6. armyboy941 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    One of the students being interviewed by the news said they thought it was **another** drill where they were just shooting blanks. What school has drills with blanks?

  7. CloneSix February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Reddit Live Thread: https://www.reddit.com/live/10g8j23bh6sfa/

    Two Live News Streams: http://miami.cbslocal.com/video/channel/316-live/ and https://www.cbsnews.com/live/

    Hardly any information on this shooting as of right now. Live news (CBS) is saying that there will be an update from an officer in 15 minutes (3:15PM EST).

    Edit: News is saying this is “a very good school” which I take to mean it’s probably in an upper class neighbourhood.

    Edit 2: (removed older estimate of injured people. Newer sources currently point to 14 injured. 4:52PM)

    Edit 3: Fire department saying it’s a “mass causality incident” (~~Meaning 20 to 50 victims, which includes injured alive victims~~. There’s differing definitions of mass casuality, my first definition came from live news, however that may be wrong.)

    Edit 4: Haven’t heard anything about this officer interview/press conference – but this is really common, it’s still an active situation and I imagine the officers are very busy. Pressers are almost always late.

    Edit 5: AP News is reporting shooter is still at large.

    3:35PM – Suspect is apparently white male wearing burgundy shirt. (http://wfla.com/2018/02/14/police-investigate-incident-near-broward-county-high-school/)

    3:45PM – Suspect is being reported as being in police custody. ~~Unsure if suspect is alive or dead at this point.~~ Suspect captured alive. (source: streaming news from https://www.cbsnews.com/live/) (https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963883429816303623)

    3:59PM – President Trump: “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/963878055969198080

    4:20PM – “a number of fatalities” according to Sen. Bill Nelson interview – unclear what “a number” means.

    4:23PM – From interview with superintendent Robert Runcie, he used the phrase “numerous fatalities.”

    4:45PM – 14 victims transported to hospital https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963886260745105410

    5:00PM – Sheriff reiterated that there are numerous fatalities in interview.

    5:03PM – Sheriff states suspect is a former student, about 18 years old. (https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963895379451432960) (https://twitter.com/AP/status/963897062503997442) (https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/963896315431346176)

  8. sugaratc February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    It’s so rare to have a school shooter run. I hope they find them soon and no one else is injured.

  9. darksierra16 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    A mother just started to say the alleged shooters name after receiving a text from her sons but the Fox reporter cut her off

  10. TonalDrump February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Wow some dad on CNN giving specific location of where his daughter is hiding in the school. Messed up.

  11. DotPCB February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    A parent just put the news reporter on blast for showing the faces of the kids crying.

  12. Relevant_Interests February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    ABC Action news is interviewing a student live on air, and he brings up how when he was being evacuated he saw two dead bodies outside of his class. They’ve now brought up those two bodies three times.

    It’s a fucking kid. Stop asking him about his dead fellow students on live television. Jesus christ

    Edit: If you’re one of the students effected, [this](https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/7xkstl/shooting_at_south_florida_high_school/du94nag/) comment is here to help.

  13. Dadovan_Mitchell February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Jesus christ sounds like literally half of Reddit went to this high school

    Special shoutout to the dude below who “went there 30 years ago” when the school hasn’t even been around for 30 years

  14. StealthyStalkerPanda February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Local news was suggesting at least 20 victims… hoping that isn’t the case.

  15. PTSD--throwaway February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    After I got shot, I kept hoping someone would just tell me what to expect. On the very slim chance you, person who is reading this right now, was at Parkland or knows someone who was:

    Whoever you are, I remember what today feels like, and how alone and overwhelmed you must feel. You are not alone. There are thousands of us shooting survivors around, and we are all rooting for you to get through this. I’m going to lay out the advice I wish someone had given me, but the key pieces of advice are that it is okay for this to be big and scary and messy and overwhelming right now, and that it will get better.

    **PRIMARY TIPS**

    * **Do not drink or do drugs to cope with this. Go to therapy.** You frankly can stop reading here. Everything else I am going to tell you derives from these two points.
    * The state government will pay for you to go to whatever therapist you want, even if you move out of state. They will do this until you are better. Pick the best therapist you can find and be greedy with how often you go.
    * There is no set timeline for getting over this. Some people get over this stuff in a month. Some people take years. **However long it takes you is okay as long as you are actively engaging in your recovery.**
    * Your parents will need to take keep track of a lot of paperwork. If that is not something they are going to be able to do a good job with, that’s okay. Ask the hospital social worker if you can get a victim’s advocate’s card and make the victim’s advocate handle the paperwork.
    * It’s okay if your world shrinks for a while. It’s okay if your mom drives you around for a few weeks because you don’t feel safe driving yourself around. It’s not okay if you develop a drinking or drug habit. You will need to pick your emotional battles. Pick the ones that are going to matter five years from now.
    * Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve are going to be unexpectedly hard for you because fireworks sound like gunshots. This completely blindsided me while I was out on NYE–I don’t want it to blindside you.

    Please also be watchful for signs of PTSD. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of symptoms to watch out for:

    * Having bad dreams at night or have trouble sleeping
    * Being afraid or nervous
    * Feeling very sad or angry or without hope
    * Being forgetful or not able to pay attention
    * Feeling as if you cannot control your thoughts and memories
    * Losing or gaining weight
    * Having headaches, stomach aches or problems eating
    * Feeling like no one understands you or that your life was stolen from you
    * Avoiding places with crowds
    * Drinking or doing drugs
    * Avoiding talking about the shooting

    You might experience a few of these for a while, and then they’ll dissipate on their own. Great! But if they persist or are interfering with your daily life, you might need to seek professional counseling. Please hear this: counseling is not anything to be ashamed of. If you need it, get it. Seriously. Like I said above, Florida will pay for it, and society wants you to take advantage of it.

    **WHAT KIND OF COUNSELING SHOULD I GET?**

    I did prolonged exposure therapy (PET). I have gotten PMs from folks who did EMDR and liked it. At any rate, the most important thing is to find a **good** therapist. Someone at the school will develop a list of folks who are qualified to treat you. If you don’t get the list directly given to you, contact your school counselor. If you don’t have access to a list, or if you end up needing a therapist after you go to college, look for a level one trauma hospital in your area. See if the hospital has an affiliated “traumatic stress center” or “post-traumatic stress center.” Very often, a hospital that receives GSW patients (like a level one trauma center) has a baked-in PTSD clinic. If they don’t, they can probably refer you to wherever they refer their PTSD patients.

    **ARE THERE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR ME IN FLORIDA?**

    Yes. The standard Florida Victims’ Compensation Program should apply, and I am confident there will be other financial and medical resources made available to you. I am also confident that your parents or a social worker will handle all of the paperwork–you should not worry about this today. If you ever need help figuring out what forms of compensation are available to you, you can contact [the Florida Attorney General.](http://myfloridalegal.com/victims)

    **I’M A PARENT AND NEED HELP FIGURING OUT HOW TO TALK TO MY CHILD ABOUT THIS**

    [This guide](http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Talking-To-Children-About-Terrorism-And-War-087.aspx) from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology might help guide your conversation.

    **DOES IT GET BETTER?**

    Yes. You’re not the first person to go through this, as awful as it is. I’m about three years out from being shot, and life is fairly normal these days. I sleep fine. I can go to places that look like where I got shot. I promise you, it will get easier–and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about what to expect.

    *If you are a shooting survivor and would like to help me refine the above text, please PM me, and I will add it. I was not a victim of a school shooting, so I am particularly interested in hearing from school shooting survivors, as the issues facing teenagers are different than those facing adults. If you are a licensed therapist or psychologist, please reach out–I would really value your input.*

    *This is an edited repost of a previously posted comment.*

  16. lukifergriffiths February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    they are concerned that the shooter is going to blend in with students during evac.

  17. quinninin February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Per Broward Sheriff: reports of victims

    https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963863727173971968

    update 1 :
    News is reporting 20 victims

    https://twitter.com/wsvn/status/963867101302874112

    Update 2:

    Shooter still at large – broward sheriff office

    https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963868320847089664

    Update 3:
    Link to live TV coverage
    https://twitter.com/tamarauber/status/963867906999291904

    Update 4:
    Live news report is stating that they know the name of the suspect, was a student at the school. Not releasing name yet

    Update 5:
    Unconfirmed reports of suspects name, please do not share. Wait for confirmation from authorities.

    Update 6:
    Media is reporting still at large
    https://twitter.com/DeFede/status/963875038054273025

    Update 7:
    https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/963874778003267586
    Picture from inside a classroom, student barricaded in room.

  18. lukifergriffiths February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    the way these reporters are talking to kids is sickening.

  19. OwenWilsonInWow February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    It will be interesting to see how this goes on since the shooter is alive and will be tried, most of the time they kill themselves and we’re left without many answers.

  20. CallMe_Dig_Baddy February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    CNN talking to a father whose daughter is currently hiding in a closet with 10 friends. She is apparently texting her dad. Just asking him questions and he’s giving up her location. This is so bizarre.

  21. Gumparimaas February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I don’t know what frustrates me more.. The unreal gun violence in schools or the fact that reporters ask the most wtf questions

    “Was it scary?” Yes.

    “How scary?”

    Like wtf. What u mean how scary u want a rating??!

    EDIT: SORRY I MADE IT SOUND LIKE BOTH ARE ON THE SAME LEVEL OBVIOUSLY SHOOTINGS ARE WORSE AND KILL PEOPLE! it’s just me trying to say it wasnt the best time, place or procedure and it’s frustrating, that’s all.

  22. IamLegba February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I literally just saw a comment in this thread from a person saying they are a student at this school and saw people with injuries. The next comment was from someone at MSNBC asking the student to contact them….

    Hey MSNBC, how about you fuck off right now?

  23. magnificentshart February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    so from what i’ve hearing, the shooter tried to blend in with the other students afterward?

  24. are-e-el February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    CBS News just played video shot by a student in a classroom with audio of the shooter firing his weapon in the hallway/other classroom. Holy shit.

  25. TurtleMane95 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    CBS had a parent describe in great specific detail where his daughter and her friends were hiding

  26. runninhillbilly February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    – Reports of shooting incident at school

    – News coverage cuts to that, reddit thread is top page

    – People start blaming guns, other people start blaming mental health – **WE ARE HERE**

    – u/runninhillbilly posts shit like this (this is for u/terranotfirma)

    – Thoughts and prayers tweets go out

    – People make a temporary facebook pic

    – Examination of shooter’s entire life is done down to when he/she last took a shit and what they had for breakfast that morning

    – Victims are memorialized

    – Despite valid points on both sides, nothing is done

    – Shooting is forgotten about

    – Repeat a few weeks/months later

    EDIT: Since my inbox is now getting blown up by people who are trying to insinuate what my political views are, I didn’t say this from any perspective of a pro-gun, pro-gun control, Republicans are good/bad, Democrats are good/bad stance. This was an entirely neutral lament.

  27. DigmanRandt February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Kids Evacuating: Do yourself a favor and distract yourself if you’ve seen something traumatic ~~within the past twenty minutes~~ at all in this situation.

    In fact, play any game that you can focus on intently if you want for the next few hours. The new Monster Hunter should have a similar effect.

    Tetris, specifically, has been shown to disrupt emotional reconciliation in a vital window of memory formation. Games that involve heavy spacial reasoning are most effective. “Getting Over It” is another great title.

    MIT did the legwork on the research. Long story short, focusing your attention on a complex game makes your brain moderately crappy at jotting down how you’re feeling about a memory.

    Sources and Further Information:

    * [Easy Reading](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tetris-shown-to-lessen-ptsd-and-flashbacks/) from Scientific America.

    * [Heavy Reading](http://www.pnas.org/content/110/23/9309.short) on the mechanisms for Memory Reconciliation.

  28. Sirdingydang February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Police radio just listed the suspect . red hair, freckles, always wears a hoodie. Member of ROTC. they gave his name, but I’m keeping it off here until now.

  29. amiatthetop February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    WSVN: Student being interviewed LIVE now, knows who shooter is, giving description now. “Shooter was at alternative school before. Suspect is 20-21 years old.” Shepard Smith just cut in from the local coverage because they didn’t want the student’s allegations to be aired without confirming first.

  30. NitroTacoOG February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Was driving home from school and saw around 20 cops flying down US-27, unreal that this happened so close to home.

  31. DarthReeder February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Both my brothers went to that school.

    One would still be there but he dropped out, but he knows the shooter.

    The kid was banned from brining bags to school in freshmen year because he snuck a machete on campus.

  32. Hokies247 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Fucking reporter on CNN just asked to speak to a mother whose daughter was STUCK IN A CLASSROOM still. Fucking assholes.

  33. ebowron February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    NBC News here in NYC just broadcast a Snapchat loop of kids hiding in a classroom with gunfire in the background, for almost 30 seconds. wtf??

  34. JadGaming February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I was taking a test and the fire alarm went off so we walked out and then shits started, they were in the building next to me and sounded like firecrackers so I thought it was a drill because there was a massive rumor that they would do a code red drill and fire blanks or something. Everyone started running and I ran back to class and now I’ve been in here for hours , lots of people crying because they know people who got shot . The kid that shot used to break the toilets and bathrooms and was crazy, I remember two years ago he broke a rooms glass. Pretty sure he got kicked out of school though

  35. Borigrad February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Shooter might be a 20-21 year old student… what is a 20-21 year old doing in high school?

  36. ShabbatShalomMFer February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I am honestly so happy he is detained… finally one of these scumbags can be brought to justice instead of taking the easy way out…

  37. piccolom February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Just saw live pictures from a helicopter on the news. Looked absolutely chaotic, saw what looked like a kid being loaded into an ambulance in a rushed manner. Looked like he had blood all stained all over his shirt

  38. cheek_blushener February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Based on the interviews, it was common knowledge that:

    * The student fantasized about school shootings, and
    * The shooter had access to firearms

    There seems to be a solution jumping out here in terms of prevention.

  39. Torotiberius February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Suspect in custody according to the scanner. Police said he was watching youtube videos about building bombs too.

  40. shatabee4 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    The poor parents have to wait outside a 1 mile perimeter.

  41. nuclearunclear February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Kids crying being streamed live like wtf
    They’re kids leave em be

  42. screamicide February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    My sister was live texting me as it was happening, she was one of the first ones out and I’m so thankful she’s safe.

  43. amiatthetop February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Suspect is limping to get to police vehicle. Appears to be injured.

  44. LeakingRoof February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    shooter in custody…..thank fuck

  45. lumpyoatmeal February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Children deserve to be able to go to school and feel safe. This is so fucked up.

  46. Second_Horseman February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    ABC news: * *froths at the mouth* * How many dead bodies did you see kid huh! Huh?!

    Every time there is a school shooting they put on the face of sympathy and grin internally as their ratings shoot up. Difference is that a little of that grin slipped out. ABC news pulled a Logan Paul.

  47. BuckFritzl February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    twitter user posted gore, removing this comment now

  48. jsta19 February 14, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    My cousin is a teacher at that school. Hiding in a closet with her students while we got trickles Of information. She’s wit SWAT now, luckily.

    Fucking awful.

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