Police: High School Girl Shoots Classmate, Kills Self At Texas School

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UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 12:20 PM

A female student at Alpine High School in western Texas shot and wounded another female student before turning the gun on herself Thursday morning, police told WABC.

The armed student has died, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told the network. He said the incident took place in a bathroom at the high school.

The other student is injured and was transported to the hospital, but the extent of her injuries was not yet known.

The situation is now over, Dodson said, and nearby schools, which were on lockdown are expected to release students early, the Alpine Avalanche reported.

Reports of an active shooter came into the sheriff’s office around 9 a.m. local time this morning, when the high school and other nearby schools were put on “critical lockdown.”

The Avalanche, the local paper, reported students were being evacuated around 9:45 a.m. and that the school remain on lockdown.

Alpine, Texas is a community of around 6,500 that is about 200 miles southeast of El Paso. The next school year began just two weeks ago.

This post has been updated.

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