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1 student, 1 officer injured in shooting at West Texas high school; shooter killed self

ALPINE, Texas–Two people were injured in a shooting at Alpine High School in western Texas, the Brewster County Sheriff’s office said Thursday. The shooter also died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

One female student at the school was reportedly shot in the leg area by another female student, according to the sheriff, and a police officer was accidentally shot by a marshal in friendly fire. Neither victims’ injuries are life-threatening.

No other suspects are being sought.

Earlier, police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred said police were seeking an “active shooter.” She didn’t immediately provide additional information, other than the person was a male, though it turns out a female was responsible.

Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the Alpine High School campus Thursday morning.

Ruth Hucke, a spokeswoman for Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, said hospital personnel were tending to three “victims.”

Hucke declined to say how the victims were injured or further identify them. When asked if the victims had been shot, Hucke said she “can’t say anything further.” It’s not clear if the three are the two victims who were shot and the suspect, who shot himself.

It appears schools in Alpine, Texas are in lockdown, but may release students early for the day. Alpine High School has about 280 students, and is in a community of about 6,000 residents. It is located about 200 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas, and not far from the Mexican border.

Thursday’s shooting came just over two weeks after the new school year began.

Stay with FOX 61 as the story develops.

Reporting by the Associated Press and CNN.