Multiple fatalities reported in Texas school shooting — Santa Fe High School near Houston — At least 8 dead

At least eight people were killed when a shooter opened fire on a high school near Houston on Friday morning, according to reports.

A law enforcement officer also was wounded in the gunfire, according to KHOU11 News.

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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. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

 

The shooter, a male, has been arrested, assistant principal Cris Richardson told the Houston Chronicle.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that one person is in custody and a second has been detained.

The school was placed on lockdown around 8 a.m. following reports of an active shooter on campus, according to Richardson.

One student told TV station KTRK that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.

“We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,’” the student told the television station.

The student said she didn’t get a good look at the shooter because she was running away. She said students escaped through a door at the back of the classroom.

President Trump tweeted about the incident Friday: “School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!”

Santa Fe High School student Dakota Shrader is comforted by her mother, Susan Davidson, following a shooting.

AP

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