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Texas School Shooting Injures Teen Girl; Teen Boy Arrested

Texas School Shooting Injures Teen Girl; Teen Boy Arrested

Law enforcement personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office park outside a high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2018. (Jennifer Lindgren/KTVT Dallas Fort Worth via AP)

Monday, 22 January 2018 01:40 PM

A Texas school shooting injured a 15-year-old girl, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested after the incident Monday morning in the high school cafeteria, sheriff's officials said.

The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas following the shooting in the town of Italy, some 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Dallas, said Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald of the Ellis County Sheriff's Office. Fitzgerald said he did not know how many students were in the cafeteria at Italy High School when the shooting happened at about 7:50 a.m.

Lee Joffre, superintendent of the Italy Independent School District, which has about 600 students, said the shooter left the building immediately after opening fire. Sheriff's officials say the boy was found and taken into custody without incident.

Fitzgerald and Joffre both said at a news conference that they don't know the relationship between the victim and shooter. Neither knew the girl's condition, and Parkland spokeswoman April Foran said she could give no information.

Joffre would not say whether the suspect had any previous disciplinary issues at the school. He said that when the district officials became aware there was an active shooter, the district "immediately took action to get our students in a safe position."

Joffre said the district is now working to reunite parents with their children. He said it was also working to make sure grief counseling was available for students.

"This is a trying time for our community and out school," he said.

Italy, which promotes itself as "The Biggest Little Town In Texas," has about 2,000 residents and is located just off Interstate 35 between Dallas and Waco.

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A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff's officials said.
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