Suspect identified, multiple fatalities reported after Texas high school shooting

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UPDATE:

According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, ten people have been confirmed dead, and ten others injured after 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire at Santa Fe High School.

Officials say that the 17-year-old is currently being held without bond on a capital murder charge.


UPDATE:

The suspect in custody has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, of Santa Fe.

According to CBS News, as many as 10 people were killed in a shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

School district officials have confirmed that explosive devices were found in the high school and in the surrounding areas.

According to CBS News, law enforcement says that there is still an active search for the explosives. Authorities are in the process of rendering those safe.


UPDATE:

According to CBS News, Santa Fe School District has discovered possible explosive devices at the school and off campus.

According to Santa Fe ISD, law enforcement is in the process of rendering the devices safe. School has been evacuated.

President Donald Trump spoke about the shooting while at a prison reform summit hosted by the White House.

“This has been going on too long in our country,” he said.


UPDATE:

According to CBS News, at least ten people were killed in a Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

CBS News reports that two other students, one school resource officer, and one law enforcement officer have been injured.

Harris County, Texas, sheriff Ed Gonzales told CBS News that “one male is in custody. And then a second one, again, was a person of interest. Both are believed to be students here at the school.”

One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.

“We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,'” the student told the television station.

The student told reporters that she couldn’t get a good look at the shooter because she was running away.


According to Texas CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, at least eight people are dead following a shooting at a Santa Fe High School.

The number of those injured is unknown, 

An assistant principal told KHOU-TV that a suspect is in custody.

A student at the high school told KHOU-TV that his friend saw “some kids” with a gun pull the fire alarm in the hallway, and then saw him run outside.

The student told reporters that when teachers and students went outside, shots were fired.

“As soon as the alarms went off, everybody just started running outside,” 10th grader Dakota Shrader told KHOU-TV reporters, “and next thing you know everybody looks, and you hear boom, boom, boom, and I just ran as fast as I could to the nearest floor so I could hide, and I called my mom.”

Santa Fe is located about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

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