On Sept. 8 (local time), CNN reported that a 14 year-old freshman shot and killed herself after shooting and wounding another female student at Alpine High School in Brewster County, West Texas. The female high school student who shot the other student killed herself.
The police received a report at around 9 am. According to CNN, the shooting incident took place while the second period of the day had just started; there was a fire in the band practice room. Later, the police who arrived at the scene found the suspect dead on arrival. A gun was found near the dead body. Intially it was believed that two shooters were on the loose, but the police later said no other shooters were being sought out with the initial shooter found dead.
At the time of shooting, a teacher began to yell, “Get in the classroom!” A student on the spot told CNN, “I heard someone shouting and running out of the practice room.” 280 students who were in class, trembling with fear made their escape at around 9:40 am under the guidance of the police. One student testified that in the process of evacuation, he saw blood everywhere on the cafeteria floor. The survelliance video of the school at the time of the shootings showed students quickly evacuating the premises in a panic and the students outside hugging and comforting each other. The police patrolling around the school, made sure there were no risks that remained.
Ronny Dodson, a Brewster County Sheriff did not release the condition of the injured student to the media in detail, however, he said that the students injuries did not to be life-threatening.
ThefemaleshooterwhocommittedthecrimetransferredsixmonthsagotoAlpine,approximately200 miles southeast of El Paso with around 6500 residents. Dodson didn’t identify her or provide a motive but said her family remains cooperative.
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