One dead, two injured in Texas school shooting at Alpine High School

September 8, 2016 6:54 pm

Students are seen evacuating Alpine High in West after reports of an active shooter on September 8, 2016. (Alpine Avalanche)

One person is dead and two others are injured after a shooting at a Texas high school, authorities said.
The Alpine High School in West Texas was initially placed on lockdown following reports of an active shooter situation on Thursday morning. 
The shooting happened in the school’s band hall, Brewster County Attorney J. Steve Houston said.
A student and an officer were reportedly injured during the shooting, but their identities have not been made public.
“There was blood all over the hallway and my friend was shot,” an Alpine student told local media.
Reports said that a gunman was found dead in a bathroom at the school apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Police initially said that two gunmen were attacking the school, so it was not immediately known if another assailant was still at large.
Officers were also sent to the nearby Sul Ross State University, after someone called police and threatened the school.
Texas passed a new law last month, allowing anyone with a concealed weapon license to bring a handgun to campus. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firearms are the cause of death for more than 33,000 people in the every year, a number that includes accidental discharge, murder, and suicides.
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