Is there an active shooter situation at Timberview high school in Texas?
AUTHORITIES are investigating reports of a school shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.
Arlington police confirm "multiple victims" in the shooting.
Is Timberview High School in Texas on lockdown?
Timberview High School in Texas is on lockdown while police investigate reports of a shooting on campus.
The Mansfield Independent District confirmed the reports of the lockdown as of the morning of October 6.
The facility was given the all-clear by authorities shortly after 11am local time.
Parents will be able to pick up their kids at the Center for Performing Arts located at 1110 W. Debbie.
Multiple calls by The Sun to the Mansfield Police Department were not immediately returned.
Police and school officials ask the public to avoid the area as roads around Timberview High School are closed off.
What did the police say about the active shooter situation at Timberview High School?
Arlington Mayor Jim Ross confirmed to NBC that two people were shot, as authorities are still working to detain the shooter.
Police have not confirmed the exact number of victims.
The Arlington Police Department confirmed they were on the scene and doing a "methodical search" of the entire school.
A person claiming to be a teacher at the high school shared a Facebook post showing his classroom door barricaded with chairs and desks.
The alleged teacher captioned the post: "Shots fired at Timberview HS in Mansfield ISD in Arlington, TX.
"Right in the middle of my discussion of the Battle of Yorktown. The shots were fired just down the hall from our classroom.
Adding: "Our classroom door is barricaded."
The person’s identity and position have not been confirmed.
In a press release, the Mansfield Independent School District confirmed the shooting, saying: "Mansfield ISD police, Arlington police and other neighboring law enforcement agencies are investigating an active shooter situation at Timberview High School."
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