Shooter reported dead at Texas high school

ALPINE, Texas - Sources say a female student who shot another student and a federal officer at a high school in west Texas Thursday morning is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police in the west Texas town of Alpine responded to reports of an "active shooter" situation around 9 a.m. Students were evacuated and the community's schools locked down as responding officers searched for the shooter.

News West 9 reports that a student was wounded in the lower extremities and a federal officer was grazed in the incident. The status of the student victim is yet unknown.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told ABC News preliminary information indicates a female student shot another female student in a bathroom. The shooter died from what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds and a gun was found nearby, Dodson said.

An estimated five shots were fired in the incident. 

The Alpine Independent School District website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools - elementary, middle and a high school.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.


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