ALPINE, Texas — The shooter in the Alpine High School incident 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.
The shooting happened in the school’s band hall at the high school in western Texas, according to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office.
The school, which has about 280 students, initially was placed on lockdown, the school district said. But by 9:40 a.m., students were being evacuated, 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.
The school is in Alpine, a community of about 6,500 people roughly 200 miles southeast of El Paso.
Thursday’s shooting came just over two weeks after the new school year began.
This is a developing story and will be updated as details become available.