Police officer is shot at Northeast Early College High School in Austin as gunman remains on the loose and students are put on lockdown

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  • An Austin ISD Police officer was shot near Northeast Early College High School in Austin, Texas on Tuesday morning 
  • The gunman is still on the loose and students are under lockdown and reported to be safe
  • The officer was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition

An Austin ISD police officer was shot near a high school as the gunman remains on the loose and students are put on lockdown in Austin, Texas. 

Gunshots were reportedly heard just before 11am on Tuesday near Northeast Early College High School which is located off Berkman Road and East Highway 290 in northeast Austin.

The Austin ISD Police Department confirmed that the school was placed under lockdown at 11.16am and the campus is safe, KVUE reported. 

The school resource officer was shot in the leg near Nelson Field, across from the high school and taken to a local hospital. They are reported to be in stable condition. 

Community members have been asked to refrain from coming on campus at this time. 

An Austin ISD Police officer was shot near Northeast Early College High School in Austin, Texas on Tuesday morning

An Austin ISD Police officer was shot near Northeast Early College High School in Austin, Texas on Tuesday morning

A helicopter is seen canvasing the area for the shotting suspect still at large

A helicopter is seen canvasing the area for the shotting suspect still at large 

The area around the school is blocked off and there is a helicopter canvasing the area for the suspect.

The Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin ISD Department are at the scene. 

Students are still on lockdown, but the district has announced that the school will start a ‘controlled release’ after students are taken by bus to the Delco Activity Center. 

Family members are allowed to start picking up students by 2pm and have been asked to provide some form of ID. 

Student who do not have family members picking them up will be taken home by bus. 

Authorities said that this is still an active investigation as the shooter has not been captured or identified as of yet.  

The area around the school has been blocked off by officials and traffic has been re-directed

The area around the school has been blocked off by officials and traffic has been re-directed 

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