Houston suspected serial shooter scare: School put on lockdown

MISSOURI CITY, TX (KTRK) -- A suspected serial shooter on the loose in the Houston area has prompted a Missouri City principal to put her school campus on lockdown.

So far one person is dead and four others are recovering from gunshots.The gunman seems to be picking victims randomly.

The Southminster School in Missouri City has an open school playground that's exposed to the general public and the street. That's why schoolchildren won't be coming outside in the next couple of days as a precaution.

Southminster School Principal Angela Holden says the decision was not a recommendation from police, but that they did it for peace of mind.

There are 300 children on campus, up to the 5th grade, and the older ones will not assist with carpool as they usually do, and everyone remains in their classrooms, instead of going outdoors for activities like recess.

Holden said, "Everything is normal for the kids, primarily what will happen is because our outdoor space is kind of wide open the children will not be out on the playground doing recess or PE, but inside things will proceed as normal for the kiddos."

An email went out to parents to explain the situation and it is being done out of an abundance of caution. They are praying for police officers, hoping that they can do their job and find this person.

Anyone with information on these shooting crimes is asked to call Houston police.
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