UPDATE: From the New York Daily News:
A girl at Alpine High School in Texas shot and wounded another girl before fatally turning the gun on herself Thursday morning, police said.
The shooting happened in a bathroom before 8 a.m., law enforcement officials told ABC7 New York.
Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The other girl was wounded, he said.
There’s no word yet on the condition of the wounded student.
CNN is reporting that there is an “active shooter situation” ongoing at a high school in Alpine in Brewster County, Texas. Current reports indicate at least one person has been injured and possibly two shooters are on the loose. We will be bringing you more information as it becomes available.
The city of Alpine is located near the Texas border with Mexico, an area known for being rife with drug smuggling and human trafficking. Texas recently eased gun control laws by decriminalization of the open carry of handguns and legalizing concealed carry on college campuses for licensed individuals. Neither of these new laws would have had an impact on a possible school shooting in a high school environment.
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