Student Wounded in Texas High School Shooting; Suspect in Custody, Police Say


A fellow student says the suspect in a shooting at a central Texas high school has been violent at school in the past.

- A 15-year-old girl was injured in a shooting at Italy High School on Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy has been arrested.

The sheriff's office tweeted at about 9:00 a.m. that students are "being moved, under guard to the dome as the investigation continues".

The town of Italy has a population of about 2,000 and only one high school.

The girl was taken via helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Cassie Shooks spoke with Newsradio 1080 KRLD about what she saw when she arrived at the school this morning. They said the teen boy was very upset about the breakup.

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Italy Independent School District Superintendent Lee Joffre says that school will be held Tuesday and grief counselors would be on campus.

Video from Texas Sky Ranger showed police surrounding Italy High School, where students were being evacuated to a neighboring building.

Joffre said the district is now working to reunite parents with their children.

A sheriff's office dispatcher, Debra Murray, said the shooting took place at Italy High School.

Italy, which calls itself "The Biggest Little Town in Texas", is located off Interstate 35E, near U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 34, about 15 miles south of Waxahachie. The suspect, a 16-year-old male, was taken into custody without incident.

Other details were not released.