LATEST ON TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING!

​(NYDN)- A girl at Alpine High School in Texas shot and wounded another girl before fatally turning the gun on herself Thursday morning, police said.

The shooting happened in a bathroom before 8 a.m., law enforcement officials told ABC7 New York.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The other girl was wounded, he said.

A police officer was also accidentally shot and wounded by a marshal at the school, Dodson said.

The shooting happened less than three weeks after classes began Aug. 22. The district — comprising only one elementary, middle and high school, with about 1,000 students — went into lockdown after the gunfire.

Attorney General Paxton’s Statement on the Alpine Shooting

 

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement regarding today’s high school shooting in Alpine, Texas:

 

“I am currently monitoring the active shooter situation in Alpine. I have directed my office to offer any measure of support needed to assist the law enforcement officials currently working this case. I wish to extend prayers and sympathy to any victims’ families and their loved ones who have been affected by this senseless act of violence.”