Arlington 1 student was killed and another wounded in a shooting at Lamar High School in Arlington, and the suspect has been taken into custody.
Lamar High School is located in Arlington. The alleged shooter has been apprehended.
According to Arlington police, the incident occurred around 6:55 AM on Monday near one of the parking lots.
A female student suffered facial injuries from shrapnel, while at least one male student was shot.
The injured female student was taken to a hospital by a neighboring adult man, while the injured male student was sent to the hospital by ambulance.
Later, the male student passed away from his injuries.
After the lockdown, parents and students at Arlington Lamar High School were reunited.
When a gunshot was heard before class, Arlington Lamar High School was placed on lockdown, and parents gathered to see their kids again. One person was killed, and another was injured in the shooting in the school’s parking lot.
The woman’s wounds are not considered life-threatening.
Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent of Arlington ISD, noted that although they prepare for situations like this, they cannot prepare for the emotions. “We are devastated.”
Authorities believe the shooting may have been targeted, and they do not think the perpetrator intended to target schoolchildren.
Police said that it is still unclear what led to the shooting.
The alleged gunman, a male adolescent, has been apprehended and will be charged with capital murder, with additional charges pending.
Officers found a gun, but they have not yet disclosed what type of weapon it was.
All of the individuals involved in the shooting at Arlington Lamar HS are under the age of 17. Authorities have refused to provide any additional information about the suspect or victims.
According to Arlington police, the suspect did not enter the school.
Witnesses were able to provide a detailed description of the gunman to 911 dispatch, according to Arlington Police Chief Al Jones. “Officers who were sent to the scene located a person who matched that description. The officers peacefully surrounded the man and took him into custody without incident.”
The incident occurred while school was not in session, as classes do not begin until 7:35 a.m. Not all students were present on campus at the time.
At Lamar High School in Arlington, there was a shooting that left one student dead and another injured. The alleged shooter has been apprehended.
While the motive is still unknown, according to the police, it does not appear that the shooter intended to target other students within the school.
Jones said, “We have located a weapon that we believe was used in the shooting this morning. To be clear, the shooter never entered the school building and immediately fled the scene after firing the shots.”
Although school resource officers were not scheduled to arrive until 7 a.m., they quickly secured the building.
Jones stated, “We will continue to work alongside the district to ensure that schools are a safe environment for students to learn.” During a press conference, Arlington police urged gun owners to take precautions to keep their firearms in areas where children cannot access them.
The father of a student who witnessed the shooting confirmed that the victim was an 11-year-old student. The district and police have not verified this information.
Police have not released a motive, and it is unknown whether the shooter and victims were acquainted.
Extra security measures will be in place on Wednesday when students return to school.
Parents will not be allowed to pick up their children from the school, but a few concerned parents still showed up.
Normecha Stiger, a parent of an Arlington Lamar ninth-grader, said, “I got a text from the school this morning saying that the school was on lockdown.” “My child is in there, and it’s nerve-wracking when you don’t know what’s going on, so I left work immediately to be here.”
Stiger was on her way to pick up her daughter when the incident occurred.
Parents and children at Arlington Lamar were reunited around 11 a.m. after the students were moved to the district’s sports facility.
Parents waited in a long line to see their children.
Audrea Thomas was anxious because she needed to see her child immediately.
She stated, “My child was very close to one of the people who was shot.” “My child has been crying on the phone with me. They wouldn’t let me go near him. I’ve been trying to reach him since 7 this morning. It’s 12:30 now.”
Thomas was eventually able to find her son.
After learning a lesson outside of their textbooks, parents are holding their children a little closer.
Arlington ISD was scheduled to resume classes on Monday after spring break.
There will be no classes at Arlington Lamar on Tuesday, but counselors will be available on campus for any students who need assistance when classes resume on Wednesday.
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