Student shot classmate, then turned gun on herself at Texas high school

Posted at 9:00 AM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 13:19:23-04
One person has been shot at Alpine High School in western Texas.

One person has been shot at Alpine High School in western Texas.

BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas – One person is dead and others are injured after a shooting at Alpine High School in western Texas, the Brewster County Sheriff’s office said Thursday.

According to KWES in Midland, Texas, the shooter turned the gun on herself after shooting another student in the lower extremities.

The student who was shot is in the hospital in unknown condition.

A police officer was also shot accidentally by a marshal while responding to the school. The condition of the officer is unknown.

Brewster County Attorney J. Steve Houston told CNN the shooting happened in the school’s band hall.

The identity of the student who was shot has not been confirmed but according to tweets from Alpine students, Sedonah Young is the victim.

The school, which has about 280 students, was placed on lockdown, the school district said.

But by 9:40 a.m. CT, students were being evacuated, the Alpine Avalanche newspaper said on its Facebook page.

The school is in Alpine, Texas, a community of about 6,500 people roughly 200 miles southeast of El Paso.

Thursday’s shooting came just over two weeks after the new school year began.

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