At Least 8 Dead In Santa Fe High School Shooting — One Suspect In Custody And Another Detained

A deadly shooting happened at a Texas high school early Friday morning.

UPDATE 3:05 P.M. EST: In the latest update on this horrific story, officials are now confirming 10 dead — nine students and one teacher.

Two law enforcement personnel were among the injured.

The name of the shooter has also been revealed by law enforcement: 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis. A second person is in custody, an 18-year-old also believed to be a student. It is unclear whether this person was an accomplice.

UPDATE 12:55 P.M. EST: Police Chief Walter Braun spoke in a press conference on Friday, saying:

“There had been explosive devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school. Because of the threat of these explosive items, community members should be on the lookout for any suspicious items.”

Additionally, it’s been said the campus has been cleared with at least six people transferred to the hospital, including one police officer. There is no official fatality count, but it is fewer than 10.

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We hate that we’re having to report yet another deadly shooting.

In what now makes the 22nd school shooting of 2018, sources say that multiple innocent lives, at least eight, were taken on Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, 30 miles southeast of Houston. This is the third school shooting in the past 7 days.

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Assistant principal Cris Richardson told reporters that the suspect has been arrested and the active situation has been controlled. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that a second person has been detained as well and that one police officer is being treated for injuries.

According to reports, the shooter (who is believed to be a student) began firing what appeared to be a shotgun during an art class.

President Trump has spoken out, offering up this tweet and statement:

We will keep you posted as more details are confirmed. Stay safe, everyone.

[Image via NBC News.]

May 18, 2018 11:47am PDT

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