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'Active shooter' reported at Texas high school

AFP  |  Chicago 

An "active shooter" situation was reported today at a high school in Texas, where a witness said a opened fire with a shotgun, prompting the district to initiate a ""

"There was someone that walked in with a shotgun and started shooting, and this girl got shot in the leg," an eyewitness identified as told local of the incident at in a suburb of

The eyewitness said students fled the school in a panic.

A large contingent of police responded to the school campus.

The school district announced a "lockdown" in response to the shooting, but it was not immediately clear how many schools were affected.

"This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an The district has initiated a lockdown," it said on its website.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:35 IST