Ten Dead in Santa Fe High School Shooting
A male student was taken into custody on Friday morning after a shooting spree at Santa Fe High School in southeast Texas
- By Sydny Shepard
- May 18, 2018
[UPDATE: May 18, 2018 1:00 PM]
A male student was taken into custody on Friday morning after a shooting spree at Santa Fe High School in southeast Texas that left at least eight people dead, the majority of which are believed to be students, according to authorities.
Authorities were on campus "in minutes" according to witnesses near to the scene following the first shots that rang out around 7:45 a.m. There are reports that someone at the school pulled the fire alarm as a way to get people out of the building since students and faculty didn't have any cell service in the building. Some students sheltered in place while others ran from campus.
In addition to the shooting, authorities have confirmed that there are a number of explosive devices that have been discovered on and off campus in surrounding areas. Police urge the community to call 911 if they find something unusual.
Six people were transported to area hospitals, including a Santa Fe ISD Police Officer who is in critical condition.
A second person was also taken into custody. It is unknown at this time what their connection to the shooting spree may be.
The school is currently cleared, law enforcement officials are only allowing essential personnel on the scene as they believe it is still very active.
In an interview that has now gone viral, Santa Fe High School student Paige Curry told reporters that she had a feeling this might happen.
"I was thinking it was going to happen eventually," Curry said. "It's been happening everywhere."
Original story is posted below.
A high school in Santa Fe, Texas is on lockdown after a situation with an active shooter on campus.
Police were called to the school shortly before 8 a.m. on Friday morning.
Santa Fe Police, the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, ATF and other agencies are responding to the scene.
Student witnesses told local news stations that at about 7:45 a.m. fire alarms went off and students left their classrooms. It is believed the fire alarms went off because of the shots fired in an art room on the campus. Some students ran from the building while others are sheltering in place waiting for police instruction.
Local news reports at least four to five ambulances have left the scene and one Life Alert helicopter. There are no confirmed reports of injures at this time.
Santa Fe High School has 1,447 students at the high school, grades 9-12.
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Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.