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Shooter who caused Texas school lockdown in custody, police say

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A shooter who caused a district-wide lockdown of Texas schools on Tuesday is now in custody, police said. Though the details of the shooting are unclear, the district said that there had been an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. 

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District — located about an hour and a half west of San Antonio — tweeted that there is “an active shooter at Robb Elementary,” adding, “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.” 

The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office told CBS News that a teacher had been shot. Neither the police department nor the school confirmed that information. 

The district said students are being transported to another location, but asked parents to not attempt to pick up their students at this time. The Uvalde Memorial Hospital said it is currently caring for “several” elementary school students in the emergency room. 

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The Uvalde Police Department said in a Facebook post that there was an “active police scene” and a large police presence at the school and urged residents to avoid the area. 

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Earlier Tuesday, the district said all campuses had been placed on lockdown due to “gunshots in the area,” but said “the students and staff are safe in the buildings.”

This is a developing story. It will be updated. 

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