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Suspect in custody in North Texas school shooting

23 January, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • 1 shot at Italy, Texas school; suspect arrested

Lee Joffre, superintendent of the Italy Independent School District, said the shooter left the building immediately after opening fire. He said he could not share the shooting suspect's disciplinary history at the school.

At this point, officials say they don't know the relationship between the suspect and the victim. The shooting occurred just before 8 a.m.

Italy High School, near Dallas, is in lockdown following the incident on Monday morning. The message confirmed the shooting at Italy High School, and stated that one person was shot and taken to the hospital.

Ellis County Commissioner Paul D. Perry said on social media that an unidentified 15-year-old female student was shot and wounded.

The 16-year-old male suspect was not named, but taken into custody. It had 281 students enrolled previous year.

1 shot at Italy, Texas school; suspect arrested

Students were moved by bus to a nearby elementary school, where they'll be dismissed when police say it's safe.

Joffre said the district was working to make sure grief counseling was available for students.

Italy is a community of about 2,000 people halfway between Dallas and Waco off Interstate 35 East.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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