Active Shooter Reported at Texas High School

September 8, 2016 Updated: September 8, 2016

An active shooter was reported at Alpine High School high school in Alpine, Texas, on Thursday morning, according to local media outlets.

Update as of 12:20 p.m. – A girl shot another girl before she turned the gun on herself, police said. The incident took place inside a bathroom at Alpine High School. The victim was injured and the suspect—the girl with the gun—is dead, police told ABC.

Update as of 11:50 a.m. – One person is dead, Brewster County Attorney J. Steve Houston confirmed to CNN. The shooting took place in the high school’s band hall.

Initial reports said there were two shooters on the loose.

The names of the suspect or victims have not been released.

According to CBS7, all schools in Alpine, Texas, were placed on “critical lockdown.”

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they have responded to the school for an active shooter.

Photos uploaded to social media show students being evacuated from the building.


Alpine, Texas (Google Maps)
Alpine, Texas (Google Maps)

Alpine is a city with a population of around 5,900 located in Brewster County, located in southwestern Texas about 200 miles southeast of El Paso. The Alpine Independent School District has about 1,000 students.

The shooting took place about two weeks after the school year started.

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