Could 18 () — A couple of pupil was shot lifeless at a Houston-area highschool Friday, studies mentioned citing police officers.
Santa Fe Excessive College district police mentioned the capturing started round eight a.m. Officers mentioned the varsity was positioned on lockdown and college students have been moved to a close-by fitness center.
A Fb put up by the district mentioned there have been accidents.
“Particulars might be launched as we obtain up to date info. Legislation enforcement will proceed to safe the constructing and provoke all emergency administration protocols to launch and transfer college students to a different location. All different campuses are working beneath their common schedules.”
Santa Fe is about 30 miles southeast of Houston.
The Houston Chronicle and KHOU-TV reported a number of deaths, citing regulation enforcement authorities.
A spokesman for John Sealy Hospital in Galveston instructed KHOU one affected person arrived and is in surgical procedure and a number of other extra wounded are anticipated, together with a number of college students and a police officer.
Joe Gamaldi with the Houston Police Officers Union tweeted, “Please hold the officers in your prayers as one officer is being life flighted to the hospital.”
A pupil instructed KHOU he noticed the shooter stroll right into a constructing with a gun and heard the varsity’s fireplace alarm. As college students got here out, he heard gunshots and noticed at the least one woman with a knee wound. A 10th-grader mentioned her pal was shot whereas in artwork class.
Officers in tactical gear have been deployed into the varsity as college students have been evacuated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined native authorities on the scene.