BETWEEN eight and 10 people have been killed in a high school shooting in Texas, most of them students, according to police.
Officers said two people believed to be students have been detained after the incident at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles south east of Houston.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a police officer was injured but the extent of the officer’s injuries is unknown.
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) May 18, 2018
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
Speaking shortly after news of the shooting broke, President Trump said: “This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now.
“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves, and to others.”
Vice president Mike Pence said he and President Donald Trump have been briefed on the shooting.
He 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.”
First lady Melania Trump tweeted: “My heart goes out to Santa Fe and all of Texas today.”
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