World

Teen at Texas high school injures fellow student, then shoots herself

A shooting at a Texas high school located near the Mexican border left at least one person dead Thursday morning, authorities said. 

According to Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson, a female shooter shot and injured a fellow student and then killed herself.

Five shots were fired during the incident at Alpine High School, leading to the lockdown of all district schools, Fox News reported. 

The Brewster County Sheriff's Office received a report on Thursday morning at around 9 a.m. of an active shooter at Alpine High School, the San Antonio Express-News reported. A spokesperson told the newspaper that all the district's schools were being put into "critical lockdown" until the situation was resolved.

The Alpine Avalanche, a local weekly, reported on its Facebook page, that a law enforcement official and a student were both shot and another student took his or her life in the incident.

In a separate post, the weekly reported that students were evacuated from the school at around 9:45 a.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, tweeted on Thursday morning, asking for prayers for the students.

Alpine is located roughly 30 miles east of Marfa and 80 miles from the Mexico border.

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram