Police race to Texas high school after reports of gunfire

Lester Mason
May 18, 2018

"The district has initiated a lockdown", it said on its website.

The incident occurred at Santa Fe High School around 8 a.m. CDT and officers were on the scene.

A shooting has been reported at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, officials said Friday.

Santa Fe High School is on lockdown after a shooting inside the school. "We will send out additional information as soon as it is available". It not immediately clear if anyone was injured.

The witness told KTRK she saw a girl shot in the leg. It's still unclear whether that shooter has been taken into custody, according to a report from ABC13.

'We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, "Start running,"' the student told the television station.

A student at the school told the station she had been sitting in art class this morning when someone entered with a gun and began firing.

Authorities have not yet confirmed that report.

Houston-area media reported that the Harris County and Galveston County sheriff's offices were also sending deputies to the scene, and that a medical Life Flight was called to the school.

A large contingent of police as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the school campus. Santa Fe police swept the campus but found no threat.

Santa Fe is located between Houston and Galveston.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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