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Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting

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Georgia Diebelius

Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
The video was uploaded to Twitter by Melody Ball – the sister of a pupil. (Picture: @Melody_Ball/Twitter)

A swat team were filmed evacuating a classroom as a shooter reportedly opened fire on a high school in Florida today.

Terrified students were caught on camera being told to hold their hands in the air as armed officers entered the room at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

There have now been 18 school shootings in the USA in 2018

The video was uploaded to Twitter by Melody Ball – the sister of a pupil.

She said: ‘My little brother just sent me this video of the swat team evacuating his classroom at Stoneman Douglas.

‘So scary but glad he’s safe.’

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Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
She said: ‘My little brother just sent me this video of the swat team evacuating his classroom at Stoneman Douglas. (Picture: Orit Ben-Ezzer/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock)
Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
A man placed in handcuffs by police is loaded onto a stretcher (Picture: WSVN.com via REUTERS)
Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
Former student Nicholas Cruz, 19, has been named as the suspected shooter. (Picture: WSVN.com via REUTERS)

At least 17 people are now confirmed to have died in the atrocity.

Former student Nicholas Cruz, 19, has been named as the suspected shooter.

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Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
A woman consoles another as parents wait for news regarding a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Picture: AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
Children hid under desks (Picture: @TheCaptainAidan/Twitter)
Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
At least seven people are feared to have been killed in the Florida high school shooting. (Picture: WSVN.com via REUTERS)

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Fellow students said that he was ‘obsessed’ with guns and described him as a ‘troubled kid’.

Students barricaded themselves in classrooms during the attack, which saw the school put into lockdown.

Sheriffs later confirmed they had a suspect in custody.

Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
Fellow students said that he was ‘obsessed’ with guns and described him as a ‘troubled kid’. (Picture: Twitter)
Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
President Trump tweeted his condolences shortly after, writing: ‘My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. (Picture: Twitter)
Swat team filmed evacuating Florida classroom after high school shooting
‘No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.’ (Picture: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson told NBC news there were a ‘number of fatalities’, with earlier reports claiming up to 50 people had been injured.

President Trump tweeted his condolences shortly after, writing: ‘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.’

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