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Texas School Shooting: At Least 10 Dead


By David E. Hubler
Contributor, EDM Digest

A school shooting Friday morning at a high school near Houston, Texas, has left at least 10 people dead and about 12 others wounded. Most of the dead were reported to be students.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told the Houston Chronicle that the number of dead could still rise.

The alleged shooter is in custody and one other person has been detained.

A senior law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media told the newspaper that the shooter is a student who was armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol.

"Evidently this guy threw pipe bombs all in there," the official said. "We don't know if any of them went off.”

Gonzalez said law enforcement officials were still searching Santa Fe High School for additional victims. He told CNN, that there is still a "very active" scene at the school, with a bomb squad and police checking to make sure the area is secure.

“The bloodshed 30 miles south of Houston is the worst mass shooting in America since February, when 17 people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida” the Chronicle said, citing a database of shootings maintained by The Washington Post.

David Hubler David E. Hubler brings a variety of government, journalism and teaching experience to his position as a Quality Assurance Editor at APUS. David’s professional background includes serving as a senior editor at CIA and the Voice of America. He has also been a managing editor for several business-to-business and business-to-government publishing companies. David has taught high school English in Connecticut and at Northern Virginia Community College. He has a master’s degree for Teachers of English from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in English from New York University. In March 2017, Rowman & Littlefield published the paperback edition of David’s latest book, "The Nats and the Grays, How Baseball in the Nation's Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever."