Shooting at Alpine High Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Shooting at Alpine High Leaves 1 Dead 2 Injured

Alpine High School was on lockdown before the end of first period as the result of a shooting on the west Texas campus. Authorities say a female freshman shot another student and then killed herself all before 9 a.m. on Sept. 8.

While students, staff and faculty were in lockdown mode following the initial shots, the Alpine Police, U.S. Marshalls and Homeland Security responded to the call. First responders were unsure if there was a shooter, or two, on the loose in the school when they arrived on scene.  

During the confusion, a U.S. marshall accidentally shot a Homeland Security agent. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said the agent was in stable condition. He did not release the condition of the wounded student, though her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

An Alpine deputy found the shooter dead in a bathroom with a gun nearby, Dodson said.

Dodson said the student who died moved to Alpine about six months ago and described her a “good student.” He said he was unsure of a motive for the shooting at this point, but that the family was cooperating.

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