Authorities arrived on scene at an “active shooter” incident at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, the school district said.
One person has been shot and the shooter was barricaded inside Robb Elementary, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District asked people to stay away from the area.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary,” the school district said on Twitter. “Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.”
There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.— Uvalde CISD (@Uvalde_CISD) May 24, 2022
The rest of the district is under a Secure Status.
The district first reported the lockdown of the elementary school at 11:43 a.m. local time.
Students were been taken to another location, according to the school’s post on Facebook:
Robb Elementary students are being transported to the Willie DeLeon Civic Center for reunification. The Civic Center will be under a Secure Status until all students are account for. Parents please do not pick up students at this time. You will be notified to pick up students once all are accounted for.
Uvalde is located 85 miles west of San Antonio.