SPRING, Texas – Life Flight was called to Spring High School early Wednesday following a stabbing on campus, a hospital spokesman said.
School officials would not immediately confirm what took place, but a Life Flight spokesman said several people were reportedly injured. A 16-year-old boy was sent to the hospital with a stab wound, Life Flight said. Others were said to be wounded as well.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office later confirmed one person was dead.
The incident was reported shortly after 7 a.m. At 8:15 a.m., Air 11 captured video of two men being taken into custody in handcuffs outside the school.
As of 9 a.m. a lock down continued, and parents were being kept away from the campus.
Unconfirmed reports on Twitter indicated the injuries occurred during a fight in the school's cafeteria.
KHOU 11 News Reporter Jeremy Desel spoke with a parent who was gathered with others across the street from the school, despite administrators saying they were not needed.
“I’m just trying to make sure that my child is OK,” said Jan, whose son is a junior at the school. “I’ve actually texted and I’ve actually called, they are receiving phone calls. They are in their first-period class and everything is calm.”
Some students did not know what was happening, and parents were eased that all remaining students were safe.
“It’s unbelievable, but it seems like it’s a very controlled situation and I’m actually going to go to work. There is nothing I can do out here, I just wanted to make sure they are safe,” Jan said.
A father at the scene, Kenneth, was a little more stressed and frustrated that police were telling them to move.
“Well, number one we’re concerned about our kids. One of my kids was kind of there in the area when they seen it and they’re frantic and scared, and here the police are telling us to move our vehicles,” Kenneth said. “(My son) told me that he was scared and he wants to come home. We can all understand at this point, right?”
The father said his son described the scene to him, saying the incident appeared to happen in a back hallway.
“They were walking out of the area when it happened, but they sent pictures to me of all the blood everywhere. All they texted and told me was one died and, out of the total, five were stabbed. All students.” Parents of the students who were affected have all been notified, administrators said.
The worried said he had three kids -- one freshman and two seniors -- at the school and he shared what he was going to say to his kids when he could finally wrap his arms around them.
"That I love them, that I was there, even though I couldn't get them," he said through tears.