Texas high school on LOCKDOWN after reports of an active shooter

Police launch manhunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ person of interest after four people were shot at Texas high school: Terrified kids barricaded classroom doors with desks and chairs

  • Massive police presence seen at Timberview High School in Arlington 
  • Police confirmed at least three wounded just after 9am on Wednesday morning 
  • Mansfield Independent School District said school was locked down for 2 hours 
  • Images from local TV stations show fire trucks and police in parking lot of school


Terrified students at a high school in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex stacked chairs and desks against doors as a barricade after a shooter opened fire, wounding at least three people.

Local police, federal law enforcement officials and fire department personnel responded to Timberview High School in Arlington this morning. 

Three people were rushed to hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.   

The school district announced that a lockdown had been lifted after the ‘all clear’ was given and the building was secured a short time later.

One woman posted a video clip on social media from her daughter purported to be a student at the school. The clip shows students rushing out of their seats after hearing loud bangs. 

Officers at the scene ran from the parking lot and into the school while armed with long guns, according to NBC 5. 

One local television station, CBS DFW, posted an image believed to be from one of the classrooms inside the school. It shows chairs stacked against a door as a barricade.  

One local television station, CBS DFW, posted an image believed to be from one of the classrooms inside the school. It shows chairs stacked against a door as a barricade

Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas (above) was placed on lockdown on Wednesday morning following reports of an active shooter

Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas (above) was placed on lockdown on Wednesday morning following reports of an active shooter

People are gathered outside of the school as it was placed on lockdown on Wednesday

People are gathered outside of the school as it was placed on lockdown on Wednesday

Local news stations broadcast images filmed by helicopter news teams that show fire trucks in the parking lot where students and faculty staff were gathering

Local news stations broadcast images filmed by helicopter news teams that show fire trucks in the parking lot where students and faculty staff were gathering

The Mansfield Independent School District which oversees the school released a statement saying that the school was on lockdown and that students and staff were 'locked in their classrooms/offices.'

The Mansfield Independent School District which oversees the school released a statement saying that the school was on lockdown and that students and staff were ‘locked in their classrooms/offices.’

Local news stations broadcast images filmed by helicopter news teams that show fire trucks in the parking lot where students and faculty staff were gathering.

The Mansfield Independent School District which oversees the school released a statement saying that the school was on lockdown and that students and staff were ‘locked in their classrooms/offices.’   

Arlington police said the school district is setting up a staging area where parents can meet their children.

The reunification point is at the Center for Performing Arts located at 1110 W. Debbie Lane. 

Initial reports indicate that at least three people were wounded

Initial reports indicate that at least three people were wounded 

Heavily armed police officers are seen above in the school parking lot on Wednesday

Heavily armed police officers are seen above in the school parking lot on Wednesday

Officers will be at that scene. Students will eventually be bused to that location after the school is completely secured.  

Transportation officials said drivers should expect delays on State Highway 360 near Debbie Lane. 

The southbound SH 360 exit ramp to Debbie Lane is closed at this time. 

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates. 

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