School shooting suspect fired several shots

Anita Tucker
January 23, 2018

Then past year, she says the boy got angry during a class and threw a pair of scissors at a girl.

A 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in a Texas high school cafeteria Monday, officials said. Both teens were students at the school.

A later tweet from the police said students were being moved under guard as an investigation continued.

It was unclear whether the shooter and the victim knew each other. He also informed the community that counselors will be provided on campus to speak with students.

Students from nearby Stafford Elementary School have also been evacuated. Her condition is not known.

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A text message from the school district's superintendent to parents indicated one person was wounded during the shooting, who was rushed to a hospital, according to ABC affiliate WFAA.

Italy, which promotes itself as "The Biggest Little Town In Texas", has about 2,000 residents and is located just off Interstate 35 between Dallas and Waco.

This item has been corrected to show the sheriff's official is named Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald, not Sgt. Joe Fitz Fitzgerald. The suspect, a 16-year-old male, was taken into custody without incident.

The Ellis County sheriff's office said on Twitter that the "shooter is in custody" after the shooting early Monday at the school in Italy (IT-lee), some 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Dallas.

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