15-Year-Old Girl Injured in Shooting at Texas High School

23 January, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • 1 shot at Italy, Texas school; suspect arrested

The shooting, which reportedly occurred just before 8 am local time, prompted an evacuation of students.

She said he sent her a text that he saw the gunman walk up and shoot the girl in the neck and chest in the school's cafeteria.

Authorities say a 15-year-old girl had to be airlifted to a hospital after being shot at a Texas high school.

The school is being evacuated. The schools are still locked down.

Both the high school and Stafford Elementary School were put under lock down. He was confronted by an Italy ISD staff member before fleeing the cafeteria. They said the teen boy was very upset about the breakup. The school superintendent said that there was one one victim. One student said the suspect had planned on other targets.


Officials did not immediately release the girl's condition.

"This morning's tragedy hits the heart of this community", Joffre said.

Italy is located 44 miles south of Dallas.

Students were moved "under guard" to the school's gymnasium, also known as "the dome", she confirmed. First responders joining ECSO were the Department of Public Safety, Hill County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Rangers. Suspect in custody. More information to come.

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