A person opened fire on Wednesday at a high school in the city of Arlington, Texas, reaching several people, police and local press reported.
"We are on the scene of a shooting at Timbererview High School," said Arlington Police Department in a Tit.
The images disseminated by television showed a strong police presence in the surroundings of the Study Center, which has little less than 2,000 students in this city located between Dallas and Fort Worth, in northern Texas.
The local station of the NBC chain said the shooting left "several" victims.
Meanwhile, the Fox4 television station said three people were hospitalized with bullet wounds.
However, Mayor Jim Ross told that channel that "at least two people were injured". He added that the police "actively seek to stop the suspect".
"Apparently several teachers were affected, and at least one student was seen on a stretcher," said Ontario Hewitt, a father of a student, interviewed by the local CBS channel in the place.
The school was closed and the school and police authorities said they set an area to bring together the families of the students, who will be "evacuated by bus once the school is assured."
After a year with online classes due to the pandemic, the US schools reopened their doors.
The shootings in schools have been an authentic problem in American society since Columbine's massacre, Colorado, in April 1999.
Since this attack, which left 13 dead, more than 248,000 students have been exposed to violence with firearms in schools, according to data compiled by 'The Washington Post'.
The figure includes both those who were trapped in fire and witnesses and who were evacuated from educational institutions when the shots broke out.
In 2018 there were 25 shootings in schools and 23 in 2019.
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