Students have been evacuated and sent to wait in nearby tennis courts as police investigate a shooting inside Heritage High School in Virginia, Newport News Police Department has confirmed.
A spokesperson from the department, located in Virginia, told Global News police were called to the scene at 11:39 a.m. on Monday.
By 12:18 p.m., police tweeted that officers had arrived at the school.
“Students are being evacuated and sent to the tennis courts,” police said. “Parents can meet them there.”
It is unclear if the shooting is still ongoing, or whether anyone has been injured.
Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner tweeted he was “closely monitoring the horrifying reports.”
“Praying for the health and safety of all involved as we wait to learn more,” the tweet read.
Congressman Bobby Scott, who represents the state’s third congressional district, reiterated on Twitter that police were “advising all parents to pick up their students from the school’s tennis courts.”
More to come.
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