Rapid Response: Santa Fe shooting a reminder of additional threats on scene
Officials have reported explosive devices have been found on and near the scene
What happened: Just prior to school opening for the day, Friday, May 18, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School just outside of Houston, Texas. At the time of this writing, the number of fatalities has not been confirmed, but the Harris County Sheriff has reported 8 to 10 fatalities, with the majority being students. There are an as yet unknown number of additional wounded.
The sheriff reported the gunman is in custody, and an additional person is being held as a person of interest.
Students reported a fire alarm was activated, and at some point soon after the fire alarm, gunshots were heard. Interviewed students said teachers and administrators provided valuable “run and keep-running” guidance.
Fire, EMS and law enforcement assets from multiple agencies could be seen pouring into the scene, while hospitals ramped up to receive the injured.