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Alpine High School Shooting Leaves 1 Injured; Student Suspect Dead

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In a Thursday shooting at Alpine High School in West Texas, one student was hurt and the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Screengrab via Google Maps)

By    |   Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 02:40 PM

A Thursday morning shooting at Alpine High School in West Texas left one student injured and a female suspect dead.

The shooting prompted an immediate evacuation at Alpine and other schools to go on lockdown, officials said.

According to Reuters, the female student suspect "died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

“This community did not expect this. We don’t want this and we can’t explain it yet,” Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told KWES-TV in an interview.

According to Reuters, several shots were fired inside the high school’s band hall.

The student who survived “had run out into the street and some local people picked her up and took her to the hospital,” Dodson said.

Dodson added that an officer was also shot in the midst of a “discharge between federal agents responding to the scene.” However, the shot was said to be an accident and the officer was taken to the hospital, NBC News noted.

Students described the scene around 9 a.m. when the gunshots were fired. William Butler, a 17-year-old senior, told NBC he was in pre-calculus class when he heard screaming for people to run.

A teacher rushed in the classroom and told students to take cover, Butler added. By that time, the school was on lockdown and the gunshots erupted several minutes later.

“It was scary, I didn’t really know what was going to happen,” Butler said. “The cops knocked on the door a little bit later and started to escort everyone out. When the police escorted us out of the classroom, there was a trail of blood going from the hallway I was going in towards the band hall.”

Neither the shooter nor the victim have been identified.

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