"Just learned some terrible and shocking news involving a family friend who's son was shot today at the school".
"He had countless magazines, multiple magazines, and at this point, we believe he had one AR-15 rifle", the sheriff added.
The suspect reportedly fled school grounds, and was able to escape by blending in with other students who were running to safety.
When the shooting started, Feis - a school security guard, as well - reportedly stepped between the shooter and students, taking bullets in the act. Ellen DeGeneres, Alyssa Milano and Elizabeth Banks were just a few of the celebrities who voiced the need for new gun laws and restrictions.
She posted: "We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school".
Last year, a gunman opened fire on a church in Texas, killing 26 people. The 19-year-old was charged on Thursday morning.
'Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem.
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'Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!'
The president offered sympathy in another tweet on Wednesday and said he spoke with Florida's governor, but he has not addressed the nation.
News of the shooting quickly spread to many celebrities who expressed their condolences and also give their thoughts and suggestions on gun reform.
"We actually, a lot of kids threw jokes around Iike that, saying that he's the one to shoot up the school, but it turns out everyone predicted it". But Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, now a crime scene, will remain closed through the President's Day weekend.
Students were led off the campus by heavily armed police officers. "Some of our policymakers and some people need to look in the mirror and take some action because ideas are great, but without action, ideas stay ideas and children die". He was later questioned overnight before being booked into jail.
A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County Wednesday afternoon has resulted in 17 deaths.
When a shooter opened fire at a U.S. high school on Wednesday afternoon, football coach and security guard Aaron Feis reportedly stepped in front of the bullets to save the students.
Seventeen people, including the suspect, were sent to area hospitals, said Dr. Evan Boyar of Broward Health.