Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

An active shooter was reported at a Texas elementary school Tuesday afternoon after “gunshots” were reported in the area, the school announced.

Robb Elementary School, located in Uvalde, about 60 miles east of the southern border of Mexico and about 80 miles west of San Antonio, placed the school on lockdown around 11:43 am local time after gunshots were heard in the area, they wrote on Facebook.

About half an hour later, the school reported there was now an “active shooter” at the school.

Onlookers gather outside of Robb Elementary School.
Onlookers gather outside of Robb Elementary School.
Facebook / Joe Paul Ortega
An aerial image of the school
An aerial image of the school

Police officials could not immediately be reached about the incident and it’s not clear if there are any injuries.

“Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared, ”the school wrote.

“The rest of the district is under a Secure Status.”

An active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.
An active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.
UCISD Robb Elementary
The city's civic center, pictured, will be used as a reunification center for parents and their kids.
The city’s civic center, pictured, will be used as a reunification center for parents and their kids.

A reunification site for students has been set up at the Willie DeLeon Civic Center but the school asked parents not to come to the location until all pupils are accounted for.

“You will be notified to pick up students once all are accounted for,” the school wrote.

This is a developing story. Refresh page for updates.

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