BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas KWES is reporting a female student died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Alpine High School in Alpine, TX, according to Brewster County Sheriff Ronnie Dodson.
The shooter – a female student at the school – turned the gun on herself after shooting another student in the lower extremities, Dodson told radio station KVLF. It is not confirmed if the injured student is male or female, but is at Big Bend Medical Center. No names have been released at this time.
A federal officer was injured when another officer’s gun discharged and has been taken to the hospital.
Alpine police took the call about 9:25 CT, and the sheriff’s department was first on the scene. Dodson said that the initial investigation indicates about five shots were fired in the school.
Police are also investigating a bomb threat at nearby Sul Ross State University.
Police and sheriffs evacuated Alpine High School, which has about 280 students to a nearby church, First Assembly of God. All athletics scheduled at the high school are canceled.
The middle and elementary school will release students to a parent or guardian. Law enforcement officials said the process will take some time. Classes are cancelled for the rest of the day.