ALPINE, Texas – One person is dead after a shooting Thursday morning at Alpine High School in western Texas, a county attorney said.
The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told CNN.
One person was shot in the lower extremities and transferred to a local hospital.
A police officer was also shot accidentally by a marshal while responding to the school. The condition of the officer is unknown. There are no other suspects in the shooting.
Alpine is a community of about 6,500 people roughly 200 miles southeast of El Paso. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office initially said one person was shot and two shooters were believed to be on the loose but there are no other suspects currently being sought.
The shooting happened in the school’s band hall.
The school, which has about 280 students, initially was placed on lockdown, the school district said. But students were being evacuated by 9:40 a.m. CT, the Alpine Avalanche newspaper said on its Facebook page.
In a post reporting the evacuation, the Avalanche included an image of people gathering outside, along a street.
Thursday’s shooting came just over two weeks after the new school year began.