BREAKING: According to BNO News, police and other emergency services in Texas are responding to reports of an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, local officials and witnesses say. Only a few details are currently available.
The incident began just before noon on Tuesday when officers were called for a shooting at or near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small city about 77 miles west of San Antonio.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site,” the school district said in a statement. “Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.”
A Uvalde Police Department dispatcher told the Associated Press that the scene was still active and that no other information was immediately available.
The rest of the district is under a Secure Status, it added.
According to witnesses, units from Bexar County are “Uvalde Bound. At least 20+ Law Enforcement and Fire And EMS have passed my work”, reported one Twitter user who appears to live in the area.
In a Facebook post, the department said people should avoid the area because it was an “active police scene.”
The district said that the city’s civic center will be used as a reunification center and that parents will be able to pick up their children there once everyone is accounted for.
Details about what happened were not immediately clear, but Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that at least one person was shot, after which the shooter ran into the school. The situation is ongoing with the shooter barricaded inside.
This is a developing story so please refresh this article for updates.