Three people were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon in a shooting at Lone Star College north of Houston, a school spokeswoman told Fox News.
One of those hospitalized is a gunman — school spokeswoman Vicki Cassidy said — and police were looking for a second shooter.
The shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. and stemmed from a confrontation between two people near the school’s library and learning lab, Cassidy said. As many as five people were involved, she said.
An emergency alert was sent to students at 12:52 p.m. advising them and faculty to take immediate shelter and not to enter the campus until notified further. Other local schools were also placed on lock down.
“We told everyone we saw in the building to get into our office area," Megan Franks, a teacher at the school told local Fox affiliate KRIV. “We pulled everyone we saw into our building and locked the door.”
“We didn’t know if anyone was still out there,” Franks said. “We were just waiting to hear.”
About 45 minutes later, “a policeman came and told us what to do and where to go,” Franks said.
“You always expect for this to happen because this is a big city,” Franks, who has taught at the community college for 32 years, told KRIV. “I’ve never felt in any danger.”
Lone Star College, located about 20 miles north of downtown Houston, has a no guns policy, Cassidy said. It is a two-year school with about 28,000 students.
The school is located just outside the George H.W. Bush International Airport.
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