There have already been 18 school shootings in the USA this year and it’s only February.

The school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Ash Wednesday, February 14, was the 18th school shooting of 2018. On Jan 23 in Kentucky, a 15-year-old student killed 2 classmates and injured dozens others. Just the day before, a 15-year-old girl was injured in a shooting in Texas. Many of the other school shooting incidents did not result in any fatalities or injuries.

At least 17 people were killed in the shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s office. It is feared that the death toll could rise. A suspect in the Florida shooting has been identified as Nikolas Cruz. He has been taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

President Donald Trump offered “prayers and condolences” in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting, tweeting that “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”

The Florida school shooting was the 18th school shooting of the year 2018 & one of the deadliest in US history

The Florida school shooting was the 18th school shooting of the year 2018 & one of the deadliest in US history

A video has emerged from the tragic shooting which took place yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida leaving 17 dead.

In the video shot with a student’s mobile phone, students are seen crying as SWAT team came into the classroom where they were hiding out, to rescue them. One male student is seen holding his arm and groaning in pain. It is believed he might have been shot.

A dead student is seen lying in a pool of blood. One female couldn’t walk and had to be carried out by a uniformed personnel. Gunshots can still be heard at this point, causing students to be reluctant to flee with the SWAT team.

When the students eventually left their class and ran down the hall to safety, bodies of fallen teachers and students were seen lying on the floor of the hall. 17 students were killed and 50 were injured in the attack.

Watch the tear-jerking video below.

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