At least 8 people were shot and killed during a school shooting in Texas Friday morning with the suspected gunman now in police custody, reports Fox News.
The rampage began shortly after 8:00am at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, with local media reporting the shooter “appears to be a student.”
“Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location,” said a statement from the school district.
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“We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,'” one student told Fox News.
“Now I am worried about everyone else,” added another. “I don’t even want to go to graduation now.”
President Trump commented on the shooting via twitter, saying “School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!”
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
BREAKING: Texas High School in Lockdown After Reports of ‘ACTIVE SHOOTER’
A Texas high school was placed on lockdown early Friday morning over reports of an active shooter on campus, reports Fox News.
The incident took place at Santa Fe High School shortly before 8:00am, when students began reporting “shots fired” to local police.
The Sante Fe Independent School District posted a statement on their official Facebook page, saying “SFISD District Response to SFHS Active Shooter. This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown at the high school. We will send out additional information as soon as it is available.”
SFISD District Response to SFHS Active ShooterThis morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active…
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Eyewitnesses on the scene say they witnessed one female student injured in the shooting.
More information as it becomes available.
BOMBER’S CONFESSION: Austin MADMAN Left Behind 25 MINUTE Confession Tape
The 23-year old suspect behind the deadly string of bombings that terrorized central Texas for weeks left behind a 25-minute confession tape; detailing his plans and bomb techniques before ultimately killing himself as law enforcement closed in.
Mark Anthony Conditt recorded the audio message on his phone; confessing to creating seven devices that killed two people and injured five more over the course of four weeks.
“Officers located the recording, in which Conditt, 23, described creating seven devices, including one he blew up during the conflict with police, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference,” writes Fox News. “The recording was made on a phone, which was found in the suspect’s possession following the confrontation.”
According to local law enforcement, Conditt never mentioned “anything about terrorism” nor did he discuss his motives behind the deadly bombings.
Despite having accounted for all seven devices, the FBI is urging Austin residents to “remain vigilant” should they encounter unexpected deliveries or suspicious packages.