At least one person was shot and killed Thursday at a high school in West Texas and another was injured.
The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office said a student at Alpine High School died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot
after shooting and hurting another student.
Police in the West Texas town of Alpine said all the other campuses in the school district were on lockdown. A county prosecutor confirmed the death to CNN.
Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant at the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the campus in the morning.
Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on whether anyone was hurt in an unspecified incident 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 said the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools.
Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.
A note on the school district website said all sporting events scheduled for the day had been canceled.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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