As is so often the case in these situations, information trickles out and much that is initially reported is later contradicted. But this morning’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas is looking more and more like a Columbine copycat effort, including a possible second person involved, the use of explosives, and even the black trench coat the shooter is reported to have worn.
Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead.
The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a statement Friday that authorities are in the process of rendering the devices safe.
It isn’t clear yet who or how the shooter was stopped, but at least one police officer apparently engaged the shooter and was wounded.
The police chief at a Houston-area school district says a police officer was shot and wounded during a shooting that killed multiple people at a local high school.
Walter Braun is the police chief of Santa Fe Independent School District. He says the fatal shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School also left at least six people wounded, including a police officer.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says eight to 10 people were killed after a gunman opened fire inside the school. Two people are in custody.