**LIVE UPDATES** ‘Multiple Deaths’ in Florida School Attack, ‘Person of Interest’ in Custody

Numerous individuals are wounded and the gunman is at large in an attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

**Live Updates Below**

(All Times Eastern)

5:43 p.m.:

NEW: Parkland, Florida, high school shooting suspect appeared "to have pulled the school fire alarm causing chaos and then began shooting," law enforcement source briefed on shooting tells CBS News https://t.co/1Y5NBGZMdE

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018

5:27 p.m.:

A classmate says the suspect showed him photos of his guns:

He’s been a troubled kid and has always had a certain amount of issues going on. He shot guns because he felt it gave him I guess — what’s the word I’m looking for — an exhilarating feeling… He showed me [his guns] personally through his phone and stuff like that I stayed clear of him most of the time during my time in alternate school I didn’t wanna be with him at all because I didn’t wanna cause any conflict with him because that’s the impression he gave off.

5:05 p.m.:

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the suspected shooter is was arrested without incident. They are still not sure if all the kids are out.

The Miami Heraldreports on the identity of the suspected shooter:

The former student suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland may been identified a potential threat to fellow students in the past, according to one teacher.

The 19-year-old ex-student, who has been detained by Broward police, has not been publicly identified as a suspect. But a law-enforcement source identified him as Nicolas Cruz.

“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” said math teacher Jim Gard, who said Cruz had been in his class last year. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”

4:58 p.m.:

Parents told where to go:

Parents of students, please go to the Marriott Heron Bay located at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd in Coral Springs. Please wait to go to the staging area until everything is clear. @browardsheriff#StonemanDouglasHighSchool#Parkland

— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) February 14, 2018

Broward County police: Any parent who is looking for their child, please go immediately to the Marriot. https://t.co/Llzz7VjwCd

— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 14, 2018

Suspect identified and in custody:

Police apprehend suspect in shooting at Florida high school, report several fatalities https://t.co/TzYfyKTRrX

— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 14, 2018

4:53 p.m.:

"It's a day that you pray, every day I get up, that we will never have to see." Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie calls for the community to come together after a shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL. https://t.co/DFHd6OJeZrhttps://t.co/ucXHBwy5NB

— CNN (@CNN) February 14, 2018

Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter attends Stoneman Douglas High School, said her daughter texted her when the school shooting started.

"At first, we thought it was a hoax, because in today's day and age, you just never know" https://t.co/XwSZ0U6lgNhttps://t.co/h4cWJdrBSo

— CNN (@CNN) February 14, 2018

4:51 p.m.:

The Associated Press reports:

School official says there are "numerous fatalities" after high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.; sheriff says "at least 14 victims", their condition unclear. https://t.co/SeFQHzxSiy

— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2018

This AP photo from the Parkland, Florida shooting is just… pic.twitter.com/dVgQtmw9yk

— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) February 14, 2018

4:48 p.m.:

CNN reports that law enforcement sources say at least two were killed in the school shooting. Sources also report that the suspect is believed to be a student at the school.

4:28 p.m.:

Members of the establishment media are already earning the low opinion the public has of them:

It is with a heavy heart I must announce that the journos are at it again. pic.twitter.com/EfXnwJJlUz

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 14, 2018

4:21 p.m.:

Fox News reports that the active shooting situation is officially over.

First Lady Melania Trump tweets about the attack:

My heart is heavy over the school shooting in Florida. Keeping all affected in my thoughts & prayers.

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 14, 2018

4:20 p.m.:

CBS News obtained very disturbing cellphone video footage from inside the school as the shooting happened (warning: graphic content):

JUST IN (warning, disturbing video): Cell phone video inside the school as shots were going off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High https://t.co/wHWo6XjccXpic.twitter.com/3ovf5LhzBs

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 14, 2018

4:12 p.m.:

Witnesses report that shots rang “as students evacuated” after a fire alarm sounded, CNN reports.

The mayor reports “multiple” deaths, according to the Sun Sentinel:

UPDATE: "Multiple" deaths at South Florida high school shooting, mayor says. https://t.co/3ImxE9YdHapic.twitter.com/LH1g5hq0Hd

— Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) February 14, 2018

4:05 p.m.:

A “person of interest” is in custody in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

#UPDATE: Person of interest identified in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pic.twitter.com/4RtDRtlrBL

— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) February 14, 2018

close-up: man in handcuffs outside Florida school shooting pic.twitter.com/pvSe2LSgqF

— David Mack (@davidmackau) February 14, 2018

MORE: Male in red shirt appears to be handcuffed and apprehended by police officers in Parkland, Florida, following shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School https://t.co/1Y5NBGZMdEpic.twitter.com/EmZdGiSPIP

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018

President Trump tweeted about the attack:

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.

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

Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. We are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible Florida school shooting.

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

The attack occurred Wednesday around 2 pm Eastern.

#BSO is working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter located at 5901 Pine Island Rd, Parkland. Here's what we know so far: deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High. There are reports of victims. PIO will be on scene 3:15pm.

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018

WSVN reports “at least 20 people have been injured.”

During live broadcast, Fox News reported that police have ascertained “a person of interest” in the incident. That person is a student who was in class earlier today and is now “on the run.”

AVOID AREA OF DOUGLAS HS for ACTIVE POLICE SCENE. Do not call 911 unless an emergency. Nothing further.

— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 14, 2018

Area hospitals have been put on notice that they will be receiving individuals wounded in the attack.

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