Authorities swarmed a high school in Southeast Texas on Friday morning after a report of shots fired on the campus.
The Santa Fe Independent School District said “an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown.” School officials said they would send out more information when it became available.
Students told ABC-13 in Houston that there was an evacuation at Santa Fe High School and that there was a panicked scene as their classmates sought to contact parents. One student said she saw a shooter come into a classroom. “Everybody started screaming and running,” she said.
Television footage showed students walking away from the main school building under the watch of law enforcement officers. There were unconfirmed reports of injuries. Ambulances were on the scene.
Harris County sheriff’s deputies were responding, as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and officers from other agencies.
Santa Fe is a suburb of Houston, with a population of about 12,000 people, located about 35 miles south of the city in Galveston County.
This is a developing story and will be updated.