Uvalde Texas school lockdown: Active shooter reported at Robb Elementary School is in custody, police say


UVALDE, Texas — An active shooter reported on a Texas elementary school campus was arrested on Tuesday.

Police in Uvalde, Texas, located about 97 miles west of San Antonio, posted a message on the department’s Facebook page at 1:06 p.m. about the arrest.

In the hour before this, police and the Uvalde Consolidate Independent School District were notifying parents of students at Robb Elementary School of the reported suspect on campus.

“Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting campus,” Uvalde CISD posted on his Facebook page at 12:17 p.m. CT.

The rest of the campuses in the district have also been placed under “secure status”.

The school district then notified parents that Robb Elementary students were being transported five minutes to a civic center where reunification is scheduled. The district, however, clarified that students should be considered before being released to their parents.

“Robb Elementary Parents, please do not pick up students at this time. Students must be accounted for before being released to your care. You will be notified to pick up students once all are accounted for,” the district said at 12:55 a.m. CT.

The city’s police department warned the public to avoid the school where the scene is still active.

Authorities did not immediately provide details of the suspect, which led to the lockdown, or whether anyone was injured or killed.

Uvalde’s consolidated ISD reported a student population of around 4,100 last year.

The town of Uvalde has just over 14,000 inhabitants.

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