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Death toll rises

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Reports dozens of children injured in US school shooting

A shooter is in police custody after opening fire at a high school in Florida.

Law enforcement officers have told local media at least 15 people are dead.

Several more are injured as well.It happened about 3pm local time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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US correspondent Bob Tarlau told Melbourne Radio's 3AW local media footage shows students streaming away from the school, and some students are still locked inside.

“The local fire brigade are calling this a mass casualty situation and authorities have identified a student as a person of interest,” Bob said.

It’s the 13th school shooting in the US so far this year.

“So that means there’s been a school shooting in America every three and a half days,” Ross said.

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