A gunman is in custody following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas
There have been confirmed injuries and a gunman is in custody following a shooting Friday morning, May 18th, at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
Santa Fe Independent School District confirmed an “active shooter” and that the situation has been “contained,” in a post on the school’s official Facebook page.
Santa Fe High School Assistant Principal Cris Richardson told the Houston Chronicle that a gunman has been “arrested and secured.”
“This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The situation is active, but has been contained. There have been confirmed injuries,” the school district wrote.
“Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location. All other campuses are operating under their regular schedules.”
Students are being evacuated from the school and bused to nearby Alamo Gym so that they can be reunited with their parents.
An emergency dispatcher for Santa Fe police confirmed to TIME that officers were on scene at the school but provided no other details.
Santa Fe is about 35 miles southeast of Houston. Harrison County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said his deputies were en route to assist officers in Santa Fe, which is next door in Galveston County.
Unconfirmed reports emerged on social media that students were hiding out in classrooms amid gunfire in the building.