Santa Fe High School locked down after report of "popping" noise outside

- Santa Fe High School was placed on lockdown at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The move was precautionary after someone reported "popping" noises outside the school that were believed to be gunshots.

“My whole class started crying and shaking because we were all scared for our lives and we didn’t know what was going on,” said student Lexi Darden.

Parents said they were panicked and confused because some students thought it was a drill.

Students described frantic moments, such as using classroom furniture including desks and bookshelves to barricade doors.

“We got in the corner, turned all the lights off, locked the door with some desks,  it was just all real quick,” said student Mateo Flores.

The lockdown was lifted at around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Santa Fe Police Department says no shots were fired and no one was injured. However, a student was taken away in an ambulance for a possible panic attack.

Students said there were already on edge before the lockdown because of threats on social media.

Santa Fe police said the Santa Fe ISD Police Department is investigating the posts.

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