‘We’re safe mom, you stay away’: Worried parents wait for students amid shooting situation at South Florida high school

The mom of one of the students at a South Florida high school where a shooting took place Wednesday afternoon said her daughter texted her, telling her to stay away from the school.

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The Stoneman Douglas High School student, named Crystal, texted her mother at the start of the shooting while still inside the school, telling her that she heard the gunshots and that she was scared.

“We’re safe mom, you stay away,” Crystal texted, according to her mother, who rushed to the school from the nail salon, where she saw the news break on television.

Crystal told her mother that she couldn’t speak to her over the phone because teachers were instructing them to be quiet. Crystal also texted that she didn’t want to go to school the next day.

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Mother of a student named, ‘Crystal’ told the reporter that her daughter texted her and told her to stay away after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018..

“I said, ‘Don’t worry about it,'” the worried mother told ABC Miami affiliate WPLG.

A grandmother who was visiting from New York cried as she told reporters that they couldn’t get ahold of her granddaughter, a senior at the school. The grandmother said that a student close to her granddaughter was shot at the school.

WPLG
A woman said that her 9th-grade daughter was in the auditorium after reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.

One mother said her freshman daughter was locked down in the auditorium.

“She’s texting back, thank god,” she said of her daughter. “I’ll be relieved when she comes out and I can give her a hug.”

WPLG
A woman said she was visiting from New York and was waiting to hear from her granddaughter at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.

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