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At least 1 killed in shooting at Texas high school

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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.

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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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