Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting: what we know

Friday - 18/05/2018 12:34
A gunman opened fire at the school in Santa Fe, Texas. Multiple people have reportedly been killed.
ABC13 Students were evacuated from Santa Fe High School Friday morning. The high school serves about 1,500 students, according to statistics reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
ABC13 Students were evacuated from Santa Fe High School Friday morning. The high school serves about 1,500 students, according to statistics reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

On Friday morning, a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, reportedly killing multiple people.

The shooting comes after months of activism in the US over guns and gun violence, led by the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people in February.

Here’s what we know and what we don’t so far about the shooting.

What we know

 
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  • The exact number of fatalities isn’t yet known but is between eight and 10, Ed Gonzalez, Harris County sheriff, said at a press conference just before noon Eastern time Friday.
  • The fatalities “include students and some adult staff as well,” Gonzalez said.
  • According to Gonzalez, one person is in custody and another has been detained.
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