Student shot at Heights High School, taken to hospital

One student was taken to the hospital following a shooting on Thursday afternoon. 

According to the Houston Independent School District, the shooting occurred at Heights High School around 1:15 p.m. 


School officials said the school was placed on a temporary lockdown as a precautionary measure while police investigated the shooting that took place in an outside parking lot. 

One student was taken to the hospital. That student's condition was not released. 


Lourdes Garza has a daughter at Heights High School. She received the voice message from the school principal around 4 p.m. 

"It was a scary call," said Garza. "You don’t expect to get a call like that. The first thing I did was text my daughter and say, ‘are you okay?’ She said, ‘yeah, Mom I’m fine.’"

Some people who live nearby the school say they heard roughly five gunshots.

So far, a suspect or suspects haven’t been named.  

If you have any information, you’re urged to contact police.