'A Day You Pray You Never Have to See': Superintendent Responds to FL School Shooting
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said there were "numerous fatalities" following a Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
"It's just a horrible day for us," Runcie said. "It's a day that you pray every day... that you will never have to see."
Runcie asked the community for prayers, saying Floridians and Americans "cannot live in a world built on fear."
He called for further focus on mental health issues following the shooting, saying there was "no warning" before a male opened fire at the school around 3 p.m.
"It's a day that you pray, every day that I get up, that we will never have to see." — @browardschools Superintendent Robert Runcie on school shooting: https://t.co/566dpg1YDk pic.twitter.com/tYp1nfkqgF
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Later Wednesday, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspect is a former student at the school.
Parkland is north of Miami, near Pompano Beach.
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