Multiple “explosive devices” have been found both on and off campus of the Santa Fe High School in Texas; the scene of a deadly shooting Friday morning that left at least 8 people dead and dozens injured.
The Santa Fe Independent School district confirmed the devices on social media, writing “#UPDATE There have been explosive devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school. Because of the threat of explosive items, community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place.”
#UPDATE There have been explosive devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school. Because of the threat of explosive items, community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place.
— Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18, 2018
Police Chief Jeff Powell urged local residents to be on the lookout for additional “suspicious items” surrounding the school.
President Trump commented on the school shooting Friday before meeting with prison reform advocates, saying the United States will stand with the victims “forever.”
TEXAS SHOOTING: At Least 8 Dead in School Shooting, Suspect in Custody
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.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 18, 2018
“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…
— ABC News (@ABC) May 18, 2018
Eyewitnesses on the scene say they witnessed one female student injured in the shooting.
More information as it becomes available.