A shooter is in custody after a teacher was injured at a Texas elementary school, prompting a school district-wide lockdown.
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas was closed, with news that the “active shooter” had barricaded himself inside the building.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin and the Texas Department of Public Safety told Fox News the shooter was in charge of the school before he opened fire and locked himself inside.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site,” the school wrote in a Facebook post. “Your cooperation is needed at this time in not visiting campus.”
“Robb Elementary students are being transported to Willie DeLeon Civic Center for reunification,” the school added later.
The lockdown was first reported by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District at 11:43 a.m. local time.
“Please be aware that at this time all campuses are under a lockdown status due to gunfire in the area. Students and staff are safe in the buildings,” the district told parents in a message.
The school is located approximately 80 miles west of San Antonio, Texas.
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