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1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Texas School Shooting: Reports

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By    |   Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 12:57 PM

At least one person died in a shooting on Thursday at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine, with early reports indicating a female student shot another female student in a bathroom and apparently killed herself, ABC News reported.

The other student is alive, ABC news quoted Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson as saying. Dodson said an officer responding to the scene was shot in what appears to have been an accident.

Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the high school campus Thursday morning.

Ruth Hucke, a spokeswoman for Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, said hospital personnel were tending to three "victims."

Hucke declined to say how the victims were injured or further identify them. When asked if the victims had been shot, Hucke said she "can't say anything further."

Hucke said the hospital would provide a statement later Thursday. She had no additional details.

Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred said an unspecified incident took place at the high school shortly before 9 a.m. Eldred says police were seeking an "active shooter."

Eldred didn't immediately provide additional information, other than the person being sought was a male.

The school district's website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools.

Sul Ross State University in Alpine also was placed on lockdown.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.

 

Material from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this report.

 

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At least one person died in a shooting on Thursday at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine, with early reports indicating a female student shot another female student in a bathroom and apparently killed herself, ABC News reported.
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