‘At least eight dead’ after Texas Santa Fe High School shooting

A Houston sheriff has confirmed reports that at least eight people were killed in the shooting
The Houston Chronicle has suggested that the shooting happened at around 7:30am local time (1:30pm BST), contradicting earlier reports from NBC that it happened at 8am local time (2pm BST)
Joe Gamaldi from the Houston Police Officers Union has suggested that a police officer has been airlifted to hospital

 Students said they heard a fire alarm go off before several shots rang out just before 8am local time (2:30pm BST), 
NBC reports that the school’s assistant principle Chris Richardson told reporters: “What we do know is that we did have an active shooter in the building and that person has been arrested and secured. We hope the worst is over.”
An unidentified police officer was shot at the scene with sources saying he was “clipped” and not seriously injured, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The sheriff’s office for nearby Harris County said its deputies were assisting with a “multiple-casualty incident, and added: “This is no longer an active shooting situation and the injured are being treated.”
The Santa Fe High School is on lockdown amid reports a gunman has been arrested at the scene.

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