Shooting at Houston-area high school, ‘multiple fatalities’ reported

Shooting at Houston-area high school, ‘multiple fatalities’ reported
Image: KTRK video screen grab

This just across the wire: The Associated Press is reporting a shooting this morning at a school in Santa Fe, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Multiple fatalities have been reported.

The school, Santa Fe High School went on lockdown around 8 a.m., according to multiple sources.

The school district has confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but said it wouldn’t immediately release further details. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson said a suspect “has been arrested and secured.”

“We hope the worst is over and I really can’t say any more about that because it would be pure speculation,” Richardson told media outlets at the scene.

School officials said law enforcement officers were working to secure the building “and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location.” Students from the high school were being transported to another location to reunite with their parents.

One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview 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.

This is a developing story. Updates will be added as new information becomes available.

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