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8 Killed in Texas School Shooting, Officer Injured

Eight people were killed Friday in a shooting at a suburban Houston high school, according to local media.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that two people have been taken into custody and that an officer is being treated for injuries, Click2Houston reports.

Witnesses told KTRK TV the shooting took place in an art class on campus between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. There are reports the shooter burst into class and started firing a shotgun.

The following statement was released by Santa Fe Independent School District officials:

"This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The situation is active, but has been contained. There have been confirmed injuries. Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location. All other campuses are operating under their regular schedules."

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