Law enforcement responding to active shooter at high school southeast of Houston

18 May, 2018, 17:28 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Santa Fe High School

A hospital has confirmed patients from the school, and medical helicopters have been spotted at the school, CNN reported.

A high school in the Houston area is on lockdown amid reports of an active shooter.

Assistant principal says shooter at Texas high school "has been arrested and secured", no comment on possible injuries. "We will send out additional information as soon as it is available", the statement read.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trouchesset said authorities are still trying to determine if there is more than one shooter. She said some students believe they heard shots fired, and that she was sheltering with other students and teachers near campus.

The district didn't provide further details.

Message on the Santa Fe Independent School District website
Santa Fe High School Message on the Santa Fe Independent School District website. Aerial view of the high school

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. The student said she fled - and that she saw a student who had been wounded in the leg.

A large contingent of police as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the school campus.

A nearby school district, Dickinson Independent School District, was briefly placed in "protect mode" but now has resumed activities.

The report about the shooting came in just before 8 a.m. Friday from the school located about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

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