- Authorities close three schools in the city of Arlington, Texas, after recording a shooting near Sam Houston High School.
- One person was injured and taken to a local hospital.
- Police reported that they worked with the Arlington School District for “a structured and controlled release” of the students.
Authorities close three schools in the city of Arlington, Texas, after registering a shooting in the vicinity of Sam Houston High School. One person was injured and taken to a local hospital.
This Monday, September 13, officers from the Arlington Police Department responded to the report of a shooting that occurred near Sam Houston High School. In view of the dangerous situation, they decided to close this secondary school and two more in the area.
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Officers arrived on the scene and found a person wounded by a gunshot. The victim was rushed to the hospital, they reported local media. The person’s health status or if it was a student is still unknown.
In a first report, the Arlington Police Department clarified that the shots occurred outside the academic facilities. “We responded to a shooting near Sam Houston High School at 1:12 pm. The incident happened OUTSIDE the property, yet it was close, ”they said.
A bullet victim
The call came from the 2300 block of Sherry Street near Arkansas Lane. The Sun. “We have located a victim who arrived at a local hospital. Working with @ArlingtonISD as Sam Houston is locked up. No immediate threats on campus, ”added authorities.
Minutes later, police reported that they were working with the Arlington School District to carry out “a structured and controlled release” of the students and noted “again, there are no active threats on campus.”
Three schools closed
In addition to Sam Houston High School, authorities closed Atherton Elementary and Adams Elementary School. The measure was taken to keep the students safe, while the police searched for the suspect or suspects. The Arlington School District confirmed that there is no longer any danger to students or teachers.
Preliminary reports indicate that several shots were fired, but that schools were not the target. A bullet hole was also reported in an abandoned car, but passengers have not been located, it reported. The Sun.
How to protect myself during a shootout?
Keep calm. Despite your nerves, it is essential to remain calm. Take a breath and try to think clearly about your best option. Identify the location of the shooter. Usually with the sense of hearing you can tell where the shots are coming from. Your eyesight may help, but be careful with your movements and avoid looking at the site of the conflict.
Assess your environment. Is it an open or closed site? Try to find the closest exits and think about whether it is more convenient to flee or hide. Can you escape? If you can escape via a safe and accessible route that doesn’t expose you to the shooter’s gaze, then be prepared to take it. Run as fast as possible.
How to protect myself?
You can not escape? If you find yourself in a place that you cannot get out of without exposing yourself, then hide from the shooter and take cover. If you are in a room, close the door, block it with furniture, turn off the lights and keep quiet away from the windows.
Belongings. Remember that in these cases they are not necessary. Leave your things, the most important thing is your life. To call the police. Once you are in a safe place, call the police or emergency numbers. It is estimated that they respond in about 10 to 15 minutes. Once they arrive let them do their job.
The last option is to confront the aggressor
Facing the shooter should be the last option. It should only be considered when there is no longer any alternative to running or hiding. The authorities indicate that trying to mediate words with them does not work.
“If the victim has the shooter in front of him and cannot flee, the chances of survival are much higher if he tries to incapacitate him, instead of begging for his life,” ABC said in a report. Three Texas schools close after shooting nearby.