8 to 10 killed in Texas school shooting, sheriff says; two held

Santa Fe High School student Dakota Shrader was comforted by her mother, Susan Davidson, following the shooting.
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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he could not be precise about the number of deaths at Santa Fe High School, which went on lockdown around 8 a.m. Two suspects believed to be students were in custody.

Explosive devices were found on and off of the campus on Friday, the Santa Fe police chief said. Police urged community members to be on the lookout for anything that looks out of place.

It was the nation’s deadliest school shooting since the February attack in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and re-energized the gun-control movement after surviving teens launched a campaign for reform.

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