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8 killed in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School

SHOOTING: Texas' Santa Fe High School (Photo credit: CNN)

AT LEAST eight people have been killed in a shooting at a high school in the Texas today (May 18).

This is the third school shooting in eight days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the United States.

According to CNN, a suspect has been arrested at Santa Fe High School, about 20 miles outside Galveston, assistant principal Cris Richardson told reporters near the school.

A second person has been detained as well, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter.

Witnesses described students running from the school as they heard gunshots; they also described hearing an alarm at the school, though the sequence of events wasn't immediately clear.

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