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Several Killed In Texas High School Shooting

A rising casualty number defined another high school shooting in the United States.

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Eli Ridder | @EliRidder

At least 10 have been killed as the result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southern United States, with two suspects in custody following the attack in Texas, according to authorities.

The fatalities include a mix of staff and students, with 12 injured as a result of the early morning attack that authorities say is now contained, just a day before the school was set to hold graduation ceremonies.

U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the nation on live television just minutes after the story broke, saying that “this has been going on for too many years”, expressing his “sadness and heartbreak” over the fatal attack at Santa Fe High School.

An armed individual made their way into an art class at the school began firing what looked like a shotgun, witnesses told local media, with students describing an alarm being launched.

 

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez posted on Twitter that one suspect was brought into custody and a second detained, and said at a later press conference that both are students.

Fire alarms went off around 7:45 a.m. local time, sending students outside and some sheltering near the campus.

National media report that several others were injured and are being treated


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