ARLINGTON, Texas — Two students were injured in a shooting at a Texas high school Monday and police detained a suspect, authorities reported.
The shooting happened outside Arlington’s Lamar High School at about 6:55 am, shortly before students were due to arrive for their first day of school after spring break, police and the school district said.
One student was shot and the other was wounded by “flying debris,” and both are receiving medical attention, said Anita Foster, a spokeswoman for the school district. At the moment she could not give more information about the identities of the students or their conditions.
Arlington police reported that the alleged shooter never entered school grounds and was arrested shortly after officers arrived on scene. Authorities tweeted at 7:21 a.m. that the site was under security and did not release any further information about the attacker.
Foster said arriving school buses and other students were diverted off campus before classes started.
Everyone, including parents, was asked to stay away from the facility while investigations continued. Police said at 10:40 a.m. that they had completed their inspection of the facility and that the students would be released to their guardians at a “reunification center” starting at noon.