Police respond to shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas

by 24USATVOct. 6, 2021, 5 p.m. 17
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Police were responding to a shooting at a high school in Texas Wednesday morning.

Timberview High School in Arlington was on lockdown, and students and staff were locked in their classrooms and offices, the Mansfield Independent School District said in a statement.

Arlington police said they were on the scene of a shooting "doing a methodical search."

The department said they working closely with the Mansfield Police Department, the Mansfield Independent School District Police Department, the Grand Prairie Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Dallas Morning News and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth reported "multiple" people were injured.

Arlington and Mansfield, Texas, police could not immediately confirm any injuries to USA TODAY.

"We still don’t have much information right now because the situation is unfolding. Everything’s unfolding right now," Arlington police spokesperson Natasha Pittman said.

The school district said the scene was "an active investigation."

"The district will send an update when more information is available," the district

The school district was setting up a parent reunification point nearby, police confirmed on Twitter.

"Officers will be at that scene. Students will eventually be bused to that location after the school is completely secured," Arlington police said on Twitter.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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