Tuesday 19 June 2018

'Multiple fatalities' following shooting at Texas high school

  • Multiple people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas school
  • The situation is "active, but contained"
  • Local media reported that a suspect was in custody
  • Donald Trump tweets: "Early reports not looking good. God bless all!"
In this image taken from video emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)
In this image taken from video emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)
In this image made from video, people stand near school buses outside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. An active shooter was reported on campus Friday. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)
In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

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Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, CNN reported, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February.

Citing unnamed sources, CNN said there were multiple fatalities after the shooting at the school about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Houston.

In this image made from video, people stand near school buses outside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. An active shooter was reported on campus Friday. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)
In this image made from video, people stand near school buses outside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. An active shooter was reported on campus Friday. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

The sheriff's office for nearby Harris County said its deputies were assisting with a "multiple-casualty incident."

"This is no longer an active shooting situation and the injured are being treated," the sheriff's department said on Twitter.

In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)
In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

The school district in Santa Fe, said the situation was "active, but has been contained." Local media reported that a suspect was in custody.

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote of the shooting on Twitter: "Early reports not looking good. God bless all!"

In this image taken from video helicopters sit in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School as law enforcement officers respond to the school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying the high school has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)
In this image taken from video helicopters sit in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School as law enforcement officers respond to the school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying the high school has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

The latest such incident at a U.S. school underscored a national debate over gun control and gun rights that has intensified after an assailant killed 17 students and staff on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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