A shooting outside a North Texas high school early Monday left one student wounded by gunshots and another wounded by debris. A suspect has been arrested, authorities said.
He Shots were fired outside the Lamar High School building. in Arlington before 7 a.m., more than a half hour before school starts, the Arlington Police Department said.
“We do not believe the suspected shooter has ever entered the school,” police said in a Twitter announcement. “School was not in session and not all students had arrived on campus when this incident occurred.”
The school was closed after the shooting. Both victims were receiving medical attention. An update of your conditions. was not immediately available, Arlington Independent School District spokeswoman Anita Foster said.
The identities of the victims and the suspect have not been released, nor does he have a motive. Administrators plan to release students for the day once the lockdown is lifted. Officials urged parents to avoid the campus.
“The scene is secure,” police said in an update shortly before 9 a.m. local time. “But per the protocols, officers need to clear the entire building, which could take time.”
Lamar High School students were scheduled to return to class on the Monday after spring break last week.
Arlington is about 15 miles east of Fort Worth and 25 miles west of Dallas.
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