One student has been confirmed dead, five reportedly injured, and three individuals have been taken into custody at Spring High School in Houston, TX. Students had tweeted photos and information about the attack as it happened, including one photo that showed a desk blocking a classroom door, with a message indicating that the sender was safe.
Students are supposed to be released from the school at 10am CDT, but there are indications from student tweets that will not occur, because the incident apparently was not over at that time.
A by-stander on the scene stated to Click2Houston.com that the attack involved two adults that entered the school building. The individual further stated that it was an act of retribution over a "brown man" protest.
A 17-year-old was confirmed dead, and a 16-year-old was flown to Hermann Memorial. Reportedly, the 16-year-old is not faring well.
A group of family members and neighbors gathered outside the school, to pray for the victims, and wait for students to be released from the school. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the attack happened at 7am local time, in the school cafeteria of Spring High School in North Houston. Students reportedly are going to be released to school buses, and evacuated from the property, only after they have been questioned on the incident.
A press conference is scheduled for 10:30am CDT. This story is developing.
Update 10:46am CDT: Student, Josh Broussard is confirmed dead. Click2Houston.com reports the student's death is confirmed by the father.
Update 11:06am CDT: During press conference at 10:55am CDT, Harris County Sheriff's Department confirms four victims total, one deceased. They do believe that the three people of interest they have in custody are the only ones involved. However, the Sheriff's Department did make a request to the public for any information on the incident. Two victims were transported to Houston Northwest Hospital, and one to Hermann Memorial. The persons of interest are in custody at the Sheriff's Office for questioning.