The gunman, or in this case the gun-woman, turned the gun on herself after injuring three people including a police officer. There is the possibility of another gunman. Someone called police and said ‘ya’ll better leave me alone’ and made threats against the school.
A gunman is dead and three people are injured after a shooting at a high school in West Texas, but the danger might not be over yet as cops are racing to investigate threats at a nearby college.
Alpine High School was placed on lockdown after reports of an active shooter Thursday morning.
El Paso Proud reports that a female was found dead in a school bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that a student and responding officer were among the injured.
The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office previously said that as many as two gunmen were attacking the school, so it’s unclear if another gunman is still at large.
The student and officer who were injured have not been identified and it’s unclear how serious their injuries are. Previous reports stated that the student had been taken to the hospital.
A spokeswoman for Big Bend REgional Medical Center said the hospital are tending to three ‘victims’. Spokeswoman Ruth Hucke declined to say whether the victims had been shot.
It’s still unclear what sparked the shooting on Wednesday. Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the campus this morning.
One person was shot and wounded at western Texas’ Alpine High School on Thursday morning before the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said.
A police officer also was accidentally shot by a marshal as officers responded to the first shooting, Dodson said. The conditions of the two injured people were not immediately released.
The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office initially said two shooters were believed to be on the loose, but Dodson said late Thursday morning that with the initial shooter dead, no others were being sought.
One of the shootings happened in the school’s band hall, Brewster County Attorney J. Steve Houston said. The names of those involved in the shootings weren’t immediately released.
A junior at the school told CNN that students had just started the day’s second period when a teacher outside her class began yelling, “Get in the classroom!”
After a time, a law enforcement officer banged on the classroom door and ushered the students out, she said.
“There was blood on the floor in the cafeteria that I saw when we went past it on our way out of the school,” the student said. “One of the officers told us to keep our hands up and run out of the building, so I only saw the blood quickly.”