Texas, May 18: At least ten people were killed after a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Houston in Galveston County. Also Read - Indian Film Association Writes to CM Uddhav Thackery Calling Shooting Guidelines 'Impractical', Requests Reconsideration
An armed person walked into an art class at the school and began firing, an eyewitness told CNN. According to assistant principal Cris Richardson, a suspect has been arrested in the shooting at Santa Fe High School. Also Read - 'This is The Final Straw': Elon Musk Slams Restrictions Amid COVID-19, Threatens to Move Tesla Plant Out of California
The injured included at least one police officer, whose condition is not known, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County sheriff, said on Twitter. In addition to the suspect in custody, another person has been detained, he said. Also Read - Manu Bhaker 'Very Hopeful' of Tokyo Olympics Taking Place Next Year, Says Confident of Maintaining my Game And Hitting Peak Form There
The gunman opened fire inside the school at about 7.45 a.m., around the time the school was about to start for the day, according to Joe Giusti, a Galveston County commissioner, the New York Times reported.
In Texas, the eyewitness, Nikki, said students fled the school in a panic, and several other students told local media they heard multiple gunshots. Parent Richard Allen told KTRK he arrived at the school soon after the shooting and reported seeing a number of victims being taken away in ambulances.
“This is no longer an active shooting situation and the injured are being treated,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter. “Large police presence, please avoid the area,” Sheriff Gonzalez added. US President Trump has been briefed on the shooting and is receiving regular updates, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
“School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!” President Trump tweeted. This is the third school shooting in the past seven days and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the US.