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Police respond to active shooter situation at Galveston Co. school

Posted: 8:29 AM, May 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-18 09:29:17-04

SANTA FE, Texas ( KPRC ) One person is in custody Friday in connection with an active shooting at Santa Fe High School, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Houston’s KPRC reports , a spokesman for Santa Fe said officers are responding to the shooting.

The following message was posted on the Santa Fe Independent School District’s website:

"This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown. We will send out additional information as soon as it is available."

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured, but video from KPRC’s Sky2 showed a white sheet draped over something in front of a door to the school.

Sky2 video also showed at least two Life Flight helicopters at the school. Dozens of students could be seen standing in lines and emptying their backpacks.

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

The school is located on State Highway 6 near Morning Glory Drive.

The Texas Department of Transportation tweeted that drivers should avoid the highway near the school as police have the roadway blocked.

Officials at the Dickinson Independent School District, which is nearby, confirmed schools there are also in a protected mode as a precaution. The following statement was tweeted:

"We’re currently in protect mode as a precaution because of reports of a shooting at Santa Fe HS. Doors are locked and personnel are stationed at outer doors to let people in and out. No students allowed outside of building. Field trips are postponed until we go off of protect mode."