Alpine High School in Alpine Texas

Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas.

Student shoots herself to death after wounding schoolmate at Texas high school

Girl died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas.

A 14-year-old girl died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student Thursday inside a high school in Alpine, Texas.

The Associated Press reports that the shooting occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at Alpine High School in Alpine, about 220 miles southeast of El Paso. Authorities found the shooter mortally wounded in a bathroom at the school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronnie Dodson says the family of the girl who died had moved to Alpine about six months ago. She was in the ninth grade; her identity has not been disclosed.

The injured student was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life threatening.

A U.S. Homeland Security officer responding to the shooting also was injured; he was shot in the leg when a U.S. marshal accidentally discharged his weapon.

All campuses in the Alpine Independent School District were closed Friday. 

Earlier: A student at a West Texas high school has fatally shot herself after wounding another student, police say.

KWES-TV reports that the shooting took place at Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronnie Dodson says the shooter turned the gun on herself after shooting another student in the lower extremities. A federal officer was injured when another officer's gun discharged, authorities report.

The 280 students attending Alpine High were evacuated to a nearby church.

Dodson says officers have recovered a semi-automatic pistol that was beside shooter's body. The initial investigation indicates that about five shots were fired in the school.

 

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