Texas high school on LOCKDOWN after gunman opens fire - police on scene

LIVE: Active shooting confirmed at Santa Fe High School; lockdown initiated

Parent Richard Allen told the station he arrived at the school soon after the shooting and reported seeing a number of victims being taken away in ambulances.

Law enforcement officials were responding to reports of an active shooter at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Tex., on Friday morning.

The school district in Santa Fe, Texas, posted to social media that the district has initiated a lockdown.

Details about whether anyone was in custody or what led to the shooting weren't immediately available.

Assistant principal says shooter at Texas high school "has been arrested and secured", no comment on possible injuries.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirmed they are also sending deputies to the scene.

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Sophomore Leila Butler told the local ABC affiliate that fire alarms went off at about 7:45 a.m. local time and students left their classrooms.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trouchesset said authorities are still trying to determine if there is more than one shooter.

The eyewitness said students fled the school in a panic. The student says she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have also responded to the school.

Santa Fe is located between Houston and Galveston. The city has about 13,000 residents.

A nearby school district, Dickinson Independent School District, was briefly placed in "protect mode" but now has resumed activities.

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