Breaking: Shooting in Houston-Area High School; At Least 8 Killed
HOUSTON May 18—KTRK TV in Houston is reporting a shooting at Santa Fe High School in which 8–10 people may have been killed, most of them students.
According to KTRK, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez could not be precise about the number of deaths at Santa Fe High School, which went on lockdown around 8 a.m. Two suspects believed to be students were in custody, KTRK stated.
The school district confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but said it would not immediately release further details. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson said a suspect had been arrested, according to the station.
The campus has been cleared and the investigation has moved into the operational phase, said Chief Walter Braun of the Santa Fe ISD Police.
Braun reported "multiple fatalities, believed to be fewer than 10" during a press conference. Those injured have been transported to area hospitals. He added that explosive devices have been found both on and off campus and investigations are ongoing. "Please pray for SFISD," Braun said.
One person has been detained, and another is being described as "a person of interest."
"We hope the worst is over, and I really can't say any more about that because it would be pure speculation," Richardson told reporters at the scene.
Witnesses say the shooting took place in an art class on campus between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m., the report stated. Students were evacuated from the building, and backpacks were searched before they were transported to Alamo Gym at 13306 Highway 6 to be reunited with their parents.
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