ELLIS COUNTY — The Ellis County Sheriff’s Workplace has a sixteen-yr-previous suspect in custody after a faculty capturing Monday morning that left a 15-yr-previous shot.
The sheriff’s workplace stated that simply earlier than eight a.m., an lively shooter was reported at Italy Excessive Faculty in Italy, Texas. A sixteen-yr-previous male suspect was taken into custody with out incident after capturing a 15-yr-previous woman, officers stated.
The woman was taken by way of helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Her situation hasn’t been launched.
“This can be a making an attempt time for our group and our college,” Superintendent Lee Joffre stated in a press convention.
He added that counselors will probably be offered on campus to talk with college students.
Earlier within the morning, an Italy ISD mum or dad confirmed WFAA a textual content message alert Superintendent Joffre despatched Monday morning. The message confirmed the capturing at Italy Excessive Faculty, and said that one individual was shot and brought to the hospital.
Courtesy: Italy ISD mother or father
Officers at Stafford Elementary Faculty confirmed to WFAA that it and the highschool are each beneath lockdown.
The sheriff’s workplace tweeted at about 9 a.m. that the scholars are “being moved, underneath guard to the dome because the investigation continues.” It was later decided that the scholars have been taken to Stafford Elementary and will probably be reunited with their mother and father quickly.
In accordance with the Texas Tribune, Italy Excessive Faculty has college students in sixth via twelfth grades. Final faculty yr there have been 281 college students enrolled.
Italy, which calls itself “The Largest Little City in Texas,” is situated off Interstate 35E, close to U.S. Freeway seventy seven and State Freeway 34, about 15 miles south of Waxahachie.
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