At least 8 people were killed, and others were injured, in a shooting on Friday at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Law enforcement officials confirmed these reports and also indicated that a suspect was in custody.
The injured included at least one police officer, whose condition is unknown, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County sheriff, said on Twitter. In addition to the suspect in custody, one person has been detained, he said.
The gunman opened fire inside the school at about 7:45 a.m., around the time school was about to start for the day, according to Joe Giusti, a Galveston County commissioner. He said the injured officer worked for the Santa Fe school district as a school resource officer. The gunman was uninjured, he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump wrote of the shooting on Twitter: “Early reports not looking good. God bless all!”
The school district authority confirmed that the school had been placed on lockdown while officers investigated, with pupils led out onto the grass and searched for weapons.
One student told Houston television station KTRK that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting.