Florida shooting suspect arrested after 17 people killed in high school attack

Seventeen people have been killed in a shooting at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day, local police have confirmed.

Key points:

  • Suspect Nikolaus Cruz is a 19-year-old former student
  • 17 people are confirmed dead and several are in surgery
  • Stoneman Douglas High School is one of the biggest schools in Florida
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said several people were also in surgery after the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, about 72 kilometres north of Miami.
The suspect is 19-year-old former student Nikolaus Cruz.

Florida shooting suspect arrested after 17 people killed in high school attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):