Police now have a suspect in custody following a shooting at a Florida high school earlier today that left at least 17 dead according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. local time at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963896467609014273

Parkland is approximately 50 miles north of Miami.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said via Twitter that the suspect in custody was not a current student at the school.

https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/963918140072701958

According to Broward County Public Schools, the shooting occurred as students were being dismissed from class for the day. The school went on lockdown after reports of gunfire.

https://twitter.com/browardschools/status/963874555658895360

Students were dismissed from the school following the arrest of the suspect. Broward County Sheriff's Office announced via Twitter that a staging area for parents was set up at a Marriott hotel in nearby Coral Springs.

https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/963873608245407745

According to CNN, the incident today in Florida was the fourth reported shooting at a US middle or high school since the start of 2018.

Today also marks the 10th anniversary of a shooting at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois that left six dead and several injured.