At least 8 dead in Texas school shooting, explosives found

Possible explosives found

Published: May 18, 2018 21:00:23 | Updated: May 20, 2018 10:34:09

At Least eight people are dead from a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that sent students fleeing for their lives, reports ABC News citing law enforcers.

The shooting has been contained and the school has been evacuated. But possible explosive devices have also been found at the school and off campus, the school district said. Authorities are working to render the devices safe, the district said.

"I’m scared to even go back," said one student, crying. "It’s just not something that you should feel throughout the day, being scared. especially somewhere where we say the Pledge of Allegiance."

The shooting -- which has since been contained -- took place in an art class, witnesses said.

One student told the network she was in first period when the fire alarms went off. Students then started running from the school.

“It has been happening everywhere. I wasn’t surprised it happened here,” she said. “I was just scared. I just kept running.”

One person is in custody and a second person is detained, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. The suspect appears to be a student, one local law enforcement official said.

An unknown number of people are also injured, including a police officer in unknown condition, the sheriff said.

The University of Texas Medical Branch said it is treating three patients with gunshot wounds; two are adults and one is a child.

Ambulances, helicopters and federal agents have swarmed the school as students line up outside the building.

Friday's shooting comes three months after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17 students and staff.

School shootings "have been going on too long," President Trump said today from the White House.

"School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!" he said in an earlier tweet.

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