According to local authorities, between 8 and 10 people were killed and a dozen others were injured in during a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where an armed man broke in early this morning. The suspect has been arrested.
A major police operation is underway at Santa Fe High School, located southeast of Houston, Texas, where a man broke into a rifle Friday morning.
The facility, which was quickly swarmed by Tactical Squad officers, is still in a position of containment while the police secure the scene.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect was arrested and arrested by the police inside the walls of the school, which houses 1,400 students.
Another person was apprehended and questioned in connection with this case, confirms the sheriff’s office. The author of the shooting would be a student of the school, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
At least eight dead
According to Sheriff Gonzalez, between 8 and 10 people, mostly students, were killed during the shooting. A dozen other people were injured, according to the CNN network.
According to a student who testified on the KTRK channel, a man armed with a shotgun burst into the classroom of a plastic art class where he was before firing on at least a teenager who was injured in the leg while the students fled through a second door at the back of the classroom.
On images shot by local media, student groups are evacuated from school in single file and meticulously searched by police while medical transport helicopters land in the parking lot and soccer field of the school. .
Presence of explosives
According to a statement from the Santa Fe School District, “potentially explosive devices” were discovered in the school as well as outside the school.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office also reports that a security perimeter has also been established around a mobile home in Santa Fe, possibly the shooter’s home, due to the presence of potentially explosive devices. De-mining teams were deployed on the scene.
“This has been happening for too long,” says Trump
Reacting to the news, US President Donald Trump expressed his sadness at this “horrible attack”.
“This has been happening for too long in our country. Too many years. Too many decades, “he said.
“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect students, make schools safe and keep weapons out of the hands of those who are a threat to themselves and others.”
Twenty similar shootings since the beginning of the year
This is the 22nd shootings in a school in the United States since the beginning of 2018 and the deadliest since the high school in Parkland, Florida .
The organization March for Our Lives, founded by survivors of this slaughter, also expressed their “deep sadness” after the slaughter of Santa Fe.
“Although this is the 22nd school shootout this year, we urge all who read this message not to sweep it under the rug and forget about it,” she wrote. on social networks.
“Tragedies like this will continue to happen until action is taken,” she adds. “Santa Fe, we are with you, and we will do everything we can to support you. ”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that authorities will report on the tragedy at 3:00 pm EDT.
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