UPDATE: Alpine, Texas School Shooting Murder Suicide Attempt


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.

[Photo credit Alpine Avalanche]


  1. avatar HP says:

    Perhaps liberals can make “Gun Free Zone” signs out of thick steel and make them easily removable from walls, so at the very least people can attempt to use them as improvised body armor instead of remaining completely defenseless until help arrives.

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      I was thinking they could be used as a sharp metal frisbee to dismember an active shooter.

  2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:


    1. avatar jwm says:

      Went past Crap and all the way to “Oh Fuck”.

  3. avatar Captain O says:

    Those “Gun Free Zone” signs really work, don’t they?

  4. avatar Frank says:

    See, campus carry is causing blood in the streets. Oh, this is a high school where no one is carrying.

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      We’re establishing statewide policy based on a 310 person poll by Survey-fucking-Monkey?!

      That’s sound politicking right there.

      1. avatar JasonM says:

        It’s not like he’s unilaterally banning guns with the stroke of his pen. Where do you think we are Massachusetts?

        He’s proposing it to the Washington state legislature, where gun-control bills go to die.

        1. avatar Swarf says:

          Yeah, “establishing” was the wrong word to use in this instance.

          But I stand by “Survey-fucking-Monkey”.

  5. avatar c4v3man says:

    I’m sure campus carry will get blamed anyways. Heck if it turns out to be latino murderers, they’ll probably blame Trump for making relations with Mexico tense as the root cause.

    1. avatar Stu in AZ says:

      Some people assume campus carry means allowing 5 yr olds to take machine guns to class. They really do assume the worst.

  6. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Two shooters and one victim?

    *sniff-sniff* Gang hit?

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Nothing on the news…slow news day?

  8. avatar jwtaylor says:

    From the Alpine Avalanche Journal’s site:
    “Update: One student shot, one student took own life. Law enforcement officer shot in friendly fire. Please stay tuned as details come in.”

    1. avatar Frank says:

      Good thing LEOs are so well trained, otherwise they might shoot each other…. Never mind

      1. avatar karen medcoff says:

        our cops are better. the one shot and shooter weren’t our guys thank goodness
        a Homeland Security Investigations officer was accidentally shot by a U.S. Marshal

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Update: One student shot, one student took own life.”

      So, he/she couldn’t live without him/her…

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        Nothing says “I love you” quite like a murder-suicide.

      2. avatar karen medcoff says:

        it was 2 girls that were shot. the shooter shot one girl then took her own life. scuttlebutt around alpine is that the wounded girl was trying to stop the shooter

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      So, a messed-up kid shoots someone, then shoots herself, and the Keystone Kops show up later and shoot each other? Do I have that right?

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        seems that way

      2. avatar Accur81 says:

        Your tax dollars at work…

  9. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Pretty piss-poor active shooting if it took two people to show up and hospitalize just one person before fleeing. Sounds more like a targeted gang hit, from the limited early reporting, which are often wrong. Best just to wait for the full story.

  10. avatar DaveL says:

    Rules of mass shootings:

    1) Initial reports almost always claim there is more than one shooter.

    2) There almost never is.

  11. Another day, Another NRA sponsered attack.

    Europe, Japan & Australia don’t see these attacks on a daily basis.

    I hope patriotic americans someday battle the gun-lobby and send those tyrants packing so american can be a free society again.

    1. avatar waffensammler98 says:

      And I’m sure Switzerland is a crime infested sewer because of its rate of gun ownership, too. Okay buddy, you enjoy that Kool-Aid.

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:



    3. avatar Tom in Georgia says:

      “NRA sponsored attack?” WTF is wrong with you.


      1. avatar Shire-man says:

        Clicking his name goes to Yahoo.
        So, sarc maybe? Or just an absolute Yahoo.

    4. avatar James in AZ says:

      Could it be RF doing this?

    5. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      Actually, they do, at least regarding the suicide apsect. Japan and a number of European countries have higher suicide rates than the U.S. does.

    6. avatar Scott says:

      Son, you are mentally ill.

      We can’t help you.

      We don’t want you.

      I suggest you f**k right off to hell and stay there.

    7. avatar ACP_arms says:

      It’s not like they could have done this with a kitchen knife… or slammed the other persons head against the bathroom sink.

      1. avatar Swarf says:

        Ah, but it wouldn’t have made national news then, so… it wouldn’t really have happened.

    8. avatar Bob says:

      How can someone consume as much paste as you clearly must, and still be able to work a keyboard and the internet? Do you have some sort of remedial internet access capability?

      It boggles the mind.

    9. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

      Patriotic Americans ARE the gun lobby, dipshit.

  12. Call me paranoid, however, are the anti’s behind the scenes setting these shootings up? This school, Orlando in some way?

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      No, they aren’t, and yes you are being paranoid. Cut it out.

    2. avatar karen medcoff says:

      not in this case, but we did have a fucktard call in 3 threats after the cops got to the school

  13. avatar Adub says:

    Sad that there was a shooting and that people died, especially since nothing in high school is that important in the grand scheme of things.

    But, young minds, new emotions. Some people don’t know how to cope.

  14. avatar NateF says:

    Sounds like an inactive shooter

  15. avatar Vv ind says:

    Lover’s quarrel?

  16. avatar Gman says:

    This just goes to show that Texas high school student can’t read the Gun Free Zone signs.

  17. avatar Rick the Bear (now in NH!!) says:

    FCS, “spree killer”, not “active shooter”…please!

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      It sure doesn’t sound like she was active for very long…

  18. avatar Libertarian says:

    Time to bring 2017 HB 308 back and legalize all off places as k12 !!

  19. avatar Ahil925 says:

    The local college and the local hospital received threats of attack not to long after this happened. There was also a threatening letter found at a hotel in a nearby town. Last I heard the authorities believe that the shooting and the threats are not directly link but rather that some asshole wanted to further tie up resources after the shooting happened.

    A note to the few in the comments speculating that it was gang/cartel related: if you have ever lived or even visited Alpine, TX, you’d realized how dumb that sounds.

    1. avatar karen medcoff says:

      exactly. alpine has 5600 people. people get bored. marathon, where
      I live has 400 people. the threat made at marathon motel was the same idiot in alpine

  20. avatar Crowbar says:

    Here is fine example of the MSM for you. Pittsburgh news says active shooter on IUP campus. Campus goes into lock down. Police on high alert. Reality is, it was a 60 some year old man 5 miles from IUP who capped of a couple of rounds because his power was shut off. This shit isn’t funny. No organization should be able to get away with being this incompetent.

  21. avatar James69 says:

    That’s it. Pull the Shakespeare off the reading list. GD that Romeo and Juliet.

    On a serious note it’s always sad when someone over reacts to a small problem and decides the best route is kill someone, then themselves. This was probably over some kind of minor stupid shit and now somebody’s dead. Sad.

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      The problem with murder-suicides is that they tend to do the wrong part first.

  22. avatar FooDog says:

    This should be interesting- ABC reports a federal agent was shot by another agent responding…

    And this is odd – “four scenes” and a prank caller:

  23. avatar FedUp says:

    In addition, a Homeland Security Investigations officer was accidently shot by a U.S. Marshal at the school. Both officers were responding to the incident.

    While the Marshals are one of the only legitimate federal LE agencies, I’m having trouble figuring out what legitimate business they had at the school. As for the DHS, whoever decided to issue guns to the Department of Fatherland Security deserves to be shot, along with the President who created it.

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      Oops, I might have gotten it backwards. CNN says that the Marshal shot the DHS employee.

      Still makes for news that would be humorous if it wasn’t so damn sickening: “14 year old girl shoots another girl and herself. After the gun was secured and the girls hauled away in ambulances, feral agents showed up and shot each other, film at 11.”

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