Texas high school shooting

By Brian Ries, Veronica Rocha and Meg Wagner, CNN
8:06 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018
2:13 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

Nancy Pelosi issues call for "a vote to prevent gun violence now"

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi just issued a statement on the shooting.

"This morning, our nation was heartbroken by the horrific murder of innocent children and a teacher at Santa Fe High School. All Americans grieve for those whose lives were stolen by this tragedy, and our prayers are with the families and loved ones of who have been wounded. We are all grateful to the first responders, whose courage and heroism prevented more lives from being lost," it said.

The statement continued: “#NeverAgain. Children should never have to fear for their lives in a school classroom. Millions of young people are raising their voices and bravely, eloquently insisting on action to end the gun violence epidemic. Congress must show as much courage as they have, and act now to ensure that no other community or family must endure the unthinkable horror of gun violence. Our children deserve real leadership: a vote to prevent gun violence now.”

2:05 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

Second person in custody and thought to be possible accomplice, official says

From CNN's Evan Perez reports

A second person is custody and believed to be a possible accomplice to the suspected gunman in the Texas school shooting, according to a law enforcement official said.

This person, who is 18 years old, is not the shooter, the law enforcement official said.

2:00 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

Texas mayor slams Congress: "Spare us your thoughts and prayers and do your job"

The Democratic mayor of Dallas has strong words in the wake of the shooting at a high school outside Houston.

In it, Mayor Mike Rawlings called on members of Congress to take “substantive action” to stop mass shootings and said “history will not look kindly upon those elected officials who failed to act in the face of repeated mass murders of our children.”

He added: “Spare us your thoughts and prayers and do your job.”

1:49 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

Texas senator: "Our hearts go out to those who are affected by this terrible tragedy"

From CNN's Ashley Killough

Texas Sen. John Cornyn said he's offered his assistance and plans to visit Santa Fe High School this afternoon following the fatal shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those injured and killed at Santa Fe School District right outside of Galveston," he said.

Cornyn continued: "We all are standing by again and our hearts go out to those who are affected by this terrible tragedy.”

1:42 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

Investigators searching trailer where IEDs may have been assembled

From CNN's Evan Perez

Investigators are searching a trailer where it is believed the IEDs found at the Texas High School were assembled, according to a law enforcement source, who says a pressure cooker has been found.

1:12 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

10 dead in school shooting, official says

From CNN's Jessica Schneider

A law enforcement official says 10 people are dead in the Texas high school shooting; nine of those killed are students and one a teacher.

Two law enforcement officers are among those injured, the official says.

As to the explosive devices at the school, the official says pipe bombs and pressure cookers were found at the scene.

1:02 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

17-year-old suspect in school shooting in custody

From CNN's Shimon Prokupecz

A 17-year old-male student suspected in today's shooting at Santa Fe High School is in custody, according to a law enforcement official.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at least eight people were killed.

12:45 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

Officials say explosives have been found both on and off campus

Explosive devices were found at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas and the surrounding areas near the high school, according to Chief Walter Braun of Santa Fe Independent School District Police.

Braun said community members should be on alert for any suspicious devices, and call 9-1-1 if they find a suspicious device.

Police Chief Jeff Powell warned residents in the area to keep a vigilant watch for “suspicious items” as “there have been confirmed reports of explosives found both on the campus and off the campus.” 

He didn’t elaborate.

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry then added authorities did find “suspect material” off campus, and warned people, “Anything you see, please do not touch it.”

12:34 p.m. ET, May 18, 2018

President Trump spoke with Gov. Greg Abbott

President Trump has called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in the wake of this morning’s deadly shooting.

“President Trump spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to offer his condolences for those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School," White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said.

"The President pledged to work with the governor and provide all appropriate federal assistance.”