BREAKING: School Shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia — ‘Mass Casualty Event’

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This story will be live-updated as more information becomes available.

Police are responding to a school shooting that has been described as a “mass casualty event” at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia.

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Most agencies consider an incident a “mass casualty event” when there are at least four victims.

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Two students are confirmed to have been taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. It is unclear if there are more victims at this time.

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“The most recent update came in at 1 p.m. and police said the two victims’ injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Rumors that there were active shooters at other schools are false, police said,” according to a report from WAVY.

Students were seen running from the building and are being evacuated to the tennis courts where parents can go pick them up. It is unclear if there are still students inside.

The FBI field office in Norfolk is providing assistance to the local police.

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WJHL reports that “Officer Brandon Maynard could not confirm additional details as of 12:20 p.m. but said officers were gathering more information.”

Governor Ralph Northam tweeted for people to avoid the area at this time.

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“My team and I are in close contact with first responders at Heritage High School in Newport News. As more information becomes available, please avoid the area and follow all instructions from law enforcement,” Northam wrote.

The Achievable Dream Academy nearby has also been placed on lockdown, though no threat has been reported there.

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It is unclear if the shooter is still at large and police say the investigation is ongoing.

There are roughly 1,200 students who attend the school — some as young as 6th grade.

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