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Up to 10 fatalities in Texas high school shooting; 1 suspect in custody, another suspect detained

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa, Fe, Texas (all times local):
 
10:50 a.m.
 
The local sheriff says as many as 10 people may have been killed during a shooting at a high school near Houston, most of them students.
 
Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez Harris County said there "could be 8 to 10 fatalities" from the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.
 
Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.
 
The sheriff says one person is in custody and a second person has been detained.
 
Gonzalez says a police officer is among the injured but the extent of the officer's injuries is unknown.
 
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10:45 a.m.
 
Vice President Mike Pence says he and President Donald Trump have been briefed on the school shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston.
 
Pence said the students, families, teachers and all those affected should know: "'We're with you. You're in our prayers and I know you are in the prayers of the American people."
 
Trump adds in a tweet that, "Early reports not looking good. God bless all!"
 
First lady Melania Trump is also weighing on Twitter. She says, "My heart goes out to Santa Fe and all of Texas today."
 
Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following the Friday morning shooting. The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the reports.
 
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10:30 a.m.
 
Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston.
 
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Friday that one person is in custody and a second person has been detained following the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School.
 
Gonzalez says a police officer was injured but the extent of the officer's injuries is unknown.
 
Gonzalez says there are "multiple casualties" but didn't elaborate. Houston-area media have cited unnamed law enforcement officials saying there were fatalities. The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the reports.
 
Dr. David Marshall is chief nursing officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He says one man was undergoing surgery at the hospital Friday morning following the shooting. He says a juvenile has been admitted and a second adult is being treated in the emergency room.

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9:45 a.m.
 
Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school.
 
Television station KHOU and the Houston Chronicle are citing unnamed federal, county and police officials following the shooting early Friday at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.
 
The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the reports.
 
The school district has confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but is not immediately releasing further details. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson says a suspect "has been arrested and secured."
 
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9:30 a.m.
 
School officials say people have been injured in a shooting at a Houston-area high school and the suspected shooter is in custody.
 
Assistant Principal Cris Richardson says the suspect in the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School "has been arrested and secured."
 
The school district also confirmed an unspecified number of people are injured but provided no other details.
 
School officials say law enforcement officers are working to secure the building "and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location."
 
Students are being transported to another location to reunite with their parents.
 
One student told Houston television station KTRK that a gunman came into her first-period class and started shooting. The student says she saw one girl with a bloody leg as the class evacuated.
 
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8:37 a.m.
 
Law enforcement officers are responding to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus.
 
The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown.
 
Galveston County sheriff's Maj. Douglas Hudson says units are responding to reports of shots fired. He had no immediate details on whether anyone has been hurt.
 
Santa Fe is a city of about 13,000 residents, located 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.
 
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 says she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.
 
Authorities have not yet confirmed that report.

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