At least two children are dead and more than dozen are injured after an “active shooter” incident at a Texas elementary school.
A suspect is in police custody after a teacher was also shot, leading to a lockdown across the school district.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital said that they are caring for “several students in the ER”. University Hospital said they were caring for one adult and one child, according to KENS 5.
Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas went into lockdown on Tuesday, announcing that the “active shooter” had barricaded themselves inside the building.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin and the Texas Department of Public Safety told Fox News that the shooter was in charge of the school before opening fire and shutting themselves inside.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site,” the school wrote in a post on Facebook. “Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus.”
“Robb Elementary students are being transported to the Willie DeLeon Civic Center for reunification”, the school added later.
After 2pm local time, the district tweeted that “Robb Elementary students have been transported to the civic center for reunification. Parents are encouraged to pick up their children at this time”.
The lockdown was first reported by The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District at 11.43am local time.
“Please know at this time all campuses are under a Lockdown Status due to gunshots in the area. The students and staff are safe in the buildings,” the district told parents in a message.
The school is located around 80 miles west of San Antonio, Texas.
The Uvalde Police Department later announced on Facebook that the shooter was in custody.
— Vanessa Croix (@VanessaKENS5) May 24, 2022
Uvalde Memorial Hospital is caring for several students. Still no word on how many people have been injured.
University Hospital tells @HenryRamosTV they have received two patients: one adult, one child. Their conditions and ages still unknown.@KENS5 #KENS pic.twitter.com/W95mXa5IOG
— Victoria De Leon (@vdeleontv) May 24, 2022