Politicians, officials react to Florida school shooting

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Reports of active shooter at Florida high school

Police tell students and teachers to remain barricaded inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

A Florida high school is under lockdown Wednesday as the Broward Sheriff’s Office says a gunman remains at large.

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

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL UNDER LOCKDOWN AFTER REPORTS OF SHOOTER, VICTIMS, POLICE SAY

The White House said President Trump is aware of the situation at the Parkland school.

"The President has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected," Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said.

Politicians, lawmakers, and local officials have responded to the incident.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted that he’s spoken with Trump, county officials and the superintendent of Broward schools about the reported shooting, and said he’ll continue to monitor the situation.

I’ve spoken with @BrowardSheriff Scott Israel, @browardschools Superintendent Robert Runcie and FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen regarding Stoneman Douglas High School. We’ll continue to receive updates from law enforcement.

— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) February 14, 2018

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

— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) February 14, 2018

Rep. Frederica Wilson, of Florida, tweeted that her "thoughts and prayers are with the victims," and added it’s "heartbreaking that these violent incidents continue to take place in schools, a place where our children should feel and be the most safe!"

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrific shooting taking place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It is heartbreaking that these violent incidents continue to take place in schools, a place where our children should feel and be the most safe!

— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) February 14, 2018

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said he’s "monitoring the horrible unfolding situation in Broward County."

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

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018

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