UPDATED 2:00 PM PT – Friday, October 1, 2021
One student has been taken into custody after police responded to reports of an active shooting at a school in Texas. Multiple agencies arrived to the school in southwest Houston on Friday, where they say a male sustained a gunshot wound to the back and has been taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The victim, an administrator, is reportedly undergoing surgery. There were no students injured.
Police said a 25-year-old former student shot through a glass door with a rifle and fired upon one of the school employees. The suspect surrendered without incident once police made it inside.
“Two days ago, actually, we did a practice. This one, I thought, was just a drill … We were all scared. It was tough, man.”
— A 9th grade student who witnessed school shooting at YES Prep Southwest Secondary school in Houston. pic.twitter.com/PpntiEjudD
— The Recount (@therecount) October 1, 2021
Officials said they were proud of the quick response from officers and that the situation could have been a lot worse. Police are encouraging counseling to anybody involved and want to make sure it’s provided.