At Least 10 Dead in Texas High School Shooting

The gunman was allegedly a student, and a security officer is reportedly injured.

A Santa Fe High School student is comforted by her motherStuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News/AP

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Update, 3:16 p.m.: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people were killed and 10 people were injured in today’s shooting.

Multiple students are dead after a shooting at a high school near Houston. According to law enforcement officials, a gunman entered a classroom in Santa Fe High School early Friday morning and began shooting.

The shooter, allegedly a student at the school, is in custody, and there are conflicting reports about how many fatalities have occurred, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has said 8 to 10 people have been killed and that a school officer has been injured.

Shortly after news outlets began reporting on the shooting, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his condolences, saying early reports were “not looking very good.”

This is the fifth mass shooting incident of 2018.

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