UPDATE: A 17-year-old student dressed in a trench-type coat and armed with three weapons barged inside a classroom at a southeast Texas high school Friday and opened fire, killing at least 10 people and terrorizing hundreds more, police and witnesses said.
Nine students and one teacher were killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, according to several law enforcement sources who cautioned that the number could change.
The suspected shooter was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis and was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, sources told NBC News.
UPDATE: Multiple fatalities were reported at a Texas high school on Friday after a person with a gun barged inside a classroom and fired several shots, police and law enforcement sources said.
Several law enforcement sources told NBC News that nine people were killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School — but they cautioned that this number could change.
The alleged shooter was in custody, the school district reported.
“What we do know is that we did have an active shooter in the building and that person has been arrested and secured,” Assistant Principal Chris Richardson told reporters. “We hope the worst is over.”
ORIGINAL: A spokesman for police confirmed Friday that they are investigating an active-shooter situation at Santa Fe High School.
The following message was posted on the Santa Fe Independent School District’s website:
“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.”
It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are also sending deputies to the scene.
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