Santa Fe High School Shooting: Full Story & Must-See Details

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On May 18th, 2018, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. As of 10:45 AM, the situation was reported as under control and a suspect, a student at the High School, was in custody.

What Happened

Santa Fe High School in Texas is on lockdown after reports of shots fired and an active shooter situation on campus. According to reports, life flight and deputies were called to the scene.

“This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown. We will send out additional information as soon as it is available,” a statement from the Santa Fe Independent School District read online.

One eye-witness claims a “gun person” walked into her classroom and that one of her female classmates was shot in the leg by a weapon that looked like “a shotgun.”

From KHOU11:

Some students say they were evacuated down the street to a nearby business as police surrounded the school. There are unconfirmed reports of police officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect and there are injuries at the scene.

The school district is on lockdown.

“We’re currently in protect mode as a precaution because of reports of a shooting at Santa Fe HS. Doors are locked and personnel are stationed at outer doors to let people in and out. No students allowed outside of the building. Field trips are postponed until we go off of protect mode,” a statement from the Dickinson Independent School District read.

While there is little information known at this time, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they are sending deputies to the scene.

UPDATE (10:29 AM) A suspect is in custody following the shooting incident at Santa Fe High School. Multiple news outlets are reporting that there are injuries on scene, however, the number and extent of said injuries could not be immediately confirmed.

UPDATE (10:32 AM) The New York Times is now reporting that there are at least two injuries othe n scene at Santa Fe High School.

UPDATE (10:40 AM) ABC News is confirming that the suspect in custody appears to be a Santa Fe High School student.

UPDATE (11:00 AM) It is now being reported that there are at least eight fatalities in the shooting in addition to multiple injuries.

Multiple people are dead in a Santa Fe, Texas, high school shooting, two law enforcement sources say. Follow updates: https://t.co/pR2tk8u5Bo pic.twitter.com/k6lhIaViEA

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 18, 2018

UPDATE (11:15 AM) Three patients, two adults and one under 18, have been admitted to UTMB Medical Center, one is currently in surgery. A Law Enforcement Officer has also been injured and is currently being treated.

UPDATE (11:41 AM) An NBC affiliate in Florida has reported that the fatality count has risen to nine people.

UPDATE (11:44 AM) President Donald Trump, speaking on the shooting, said “We are determined to do everything in our power to stop these shootings.”

UPDATE (11:46 AM) Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced that a suspect is in custody and that another person of interest has been detained.

This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available. Please refresh for updates. 

Santa Fe High School Information

Santa Fe High School has around 1,400 students and is a part of the greater Santa Fe Independent School District, along with Santa Fe Junior High School, Dan J. Kubacak Elementary, and Roy K. Wallam Elementary school.

The Santa Fe High School’s administration is led by Rachel Blundell, the principal, and Jenny Davenport, Dr. Cris Richardson, and Karlee Custer, all serving as assistant principals.

This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available. Please refresh for updates. 

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