The Latest: Student dead, another wounded in school shooting

ALPINE, Texas (AP) –  The Latest on a shooting inside a high school in West Texas (all times local):
12:20 p.m.

Authorities say a federal law enforcement officer’s gun accidentally discharged and shot another officer as they responded to a shooting at a Texas high school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says the injured officer was shot in the leg during the incident Thursday. No other details were released.

The officers were responding to a shooting at Alpine High School in Alpine, which is about 220 miles southeast of El Paso.

Dodson tells radio station KVLF that one female student shot and injured another female student just before 9 a.m. The sheriff says the alleged shooter later died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and that a gun was found nearby.

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11:50 a.m.

The local sheriff says a student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another student at West Texas high school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson tells radio station KVLF that a female student shot another female student inside Alpine High School on Thursday.

Dodson says the injured student ran outside seeking help and was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.

He says a law enforcement officer also suffered injuries that weren’t life threatening, but no details have been released.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso

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10:30 a.m.

Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there’s an “active shooter” situation at a high school and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.

Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant at the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the Alpine High School campus Thursday 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 says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso

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10:15 a.m.

Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there’s an “active shooter” situation and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.

Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on whether anyone was hurt in the unspecified incident shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. Eldred says police were seeking an “active shooter.”

She didn’t immediately provide additional information, other than the person was a male.

The Alpine Independent School District website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools – elementary, middle and a high school.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.

 

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