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Friday, 18 May 2018

Multiple students killed in shooting at Texas high school, suspect in custody

The Santa Fe Independent School District “initiated a lock down” Friday morning as authorities investigated reports of an active shooter.
Multiple students were killed and an officer wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a Texas High School Friday morning, according to authorities.
Federal and county officials told KHOU at least eight people were killed in the attack.
Police were called to Santa Fe High School shortly before 8 a.m. for reports of shots fired, ABC 13reported. Additional agencies including the Santa Fe Police, the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded.
Life Flight, an emergency air and ground ambulance service, was also on the scene, though it's not clear how many people were wounded in the incident.
"The situation is active but has been contained," the Santa Fe School District wrote in a Facebookpost. "There have been confirmed injuries."
This image taken from video shows the campus of Santa Fe High School, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. Law enforcement officers responded to the school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying the high school has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP) (AP)
Patients from Santa Fe High School are currently being transported to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, according to Raul Reyes, Director of Media Relations for University of Texas Medical Branch.
Assistant Principal Dr. Chris Richardson confirmed the morning attack, telling reporters the shooter "has been arrested and secure." He would not comment on the number of injured.
One student told ABC 13 she saw the gunman, who she said was white, shoot another student in the leg during art class with what appeared to be a shotgun. This has not been confirmed by authorities.
Student Angelica Martinez said the morning started out as a "normal-like class day" until the fire alarm sounded.
"So we followed the fire drill procedures. And then we went outside. Like we were all standing there, but not even five minutes later, we all start hearing gunshots," the 14-year-old told CNN. That's when everyone started to run, despite teachers urging them to remain calm, she said.
There were at least three helicopters at the school and students could be seen lining up in a nearby field and emptying their back packs for authorities. They were being transported to Alamo Gym where they may be picked up by their parents.
School district officials confirmed "an active shooter" incident and that it the had "initiated a lock down" on its Facebook page Friday morning.
The school is located on State Highway 6, about 40 miles south of Houston.
In February, the same high school was put on lock down following reports of gunfire, according to local news reports. After an investigation though, police did not uncover any evidence of a shooting and there were no injuries.
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