Texas high school on lockdown following reports of active shooter

Texas high school on lockdown following reports of active shooter

The entire school district is on lockdown, district officials said.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trouchesset said authorities are still trying to determine if there is more than one shooter.

Officers responded to the school on State Highway 6 near Morning Glory Drive in Santa Fe just before 8am after getting reports of shots fired.

Witnesses fleeing the scene described a shooter opening fire inside an art class, as students ran from the school, jumping over fences and fleeing to a nearby auto-repair shop, according to KTRK-TV in Houston.

Santa Fe Independent School District says someone started shooting this morning and the district is now on lockdown.

A student is in custody and fatalities have been reported.

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The student said she didn't get a good look at the shooter because she was running away. She said students escaped through a door at the back of the classroom.

Officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been scrambled to the scene.

There was a large law enforcement response to the same school in February when it was placed on lockdown after students and teachers said they heard "popping sounds".

Santa Fe is located between Houston and Galveston. Police arrived on campus to investigate but no threat was found.

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