Tense VIDEO of SWAT team freeing Florida students during mass shooting
Students filmed a SWAT team entering a classroom to carry out an evacuation following the mass shooting at a Florida high school where 17 people have been confirmed dead.
The footage, filmed by a male student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and shared on Twitter by his older sister, Melody Ball, shows students huddled at the back of a classroom with their supposed teacher standing nearby when a synchronized SWAT team enters the room wielding guns.
My little brother just sent me this video of the swat team evacuating his classroom at stoneman douglas. So scary but glad he's safe. @nbc6@CBSMiami@NBCNews@wsvn@CBSNewspic.twitter.com/XNTtra221q— Melody (@Melody_Ball) February 14, 2018
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The terrified students can be heard making noises of relief as the officers make their way into the classroom. Trembling arms can be seen in the air as they follow orders from the elite task force who then asked them to put their phones down, ending the recording.
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