Female Student Shot, Suspect in Custody in Italy High School Shooting

Female Student Shot, Suspect in Custody in Italy High School Shooting

The incident took place at Italy High School, 45 miles south of Dallas in Ellis County.

A 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in a Texas high school cafeteria Monday, officials said.

School officials say they can not comment on disciplinary actions involving students. The schools are still locked down.

Joffre would not say whether the suspect had any previous disciplinary issues at the school.

It's unclear what led to the shooting.

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Cassie Shook tells The Associated Press that she was just arriving at Italy High School when the shooting happened Monday morning. His or her condition is unknown. He also informed the community that counselors will be provided on campus to speak with students.

Police were seen responding the the active shooting, where the suspected gunman was taken into custody.


Joffre said the district is now working to reunite parents with their children.

They said at about 9 a.m. that students at Italy High School were being moved, "under guard", to a different location.

Italy has a population of about 2,000 people and calls itself "the biggest little town in Texas", Dallas Morning News reported. The message confirmed the shooting at Italy High School, and stated that one person was shot and taken to the hospital. Murray declined to release additional details.