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Texas high school on lockdown after reports of "popping sounds"



WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- A school in Santa Fe, Tex. is on lockdown after popping sounds were believed to be heard outside of the campus, according to KTRK.

School officials have asked parents to stay where they are. Despite this call, parents can still be seen waiting outside of Santa Fe High School for their children. Police have also reported to the scene.

Sante Fe police tell KTRK that there is no danger at this time. KTRK is also reporting one student has been transported to the hospital for a non-emergency.

Patti Hanssard, the assistant superintendent for public relations for Santa Fe Independent School District, released the following statement to KPRC:

“Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure as a result of a report of popping sounds heard outside the school and in the area. All necessary precautions are being taken in an effort to provide safety for all students and staff. It is important that students remain inside their campus and parents do not request their release. This is for the safety of the student and the parent.

The district is following our emergency plan and we will update you when the lockdown has been lifted. We appreciate your support as we continue to provide a safe environment for all our students and staff.”

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