ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two students were injured in a shooting outside a Dallas-area high school Monday morning and police have arrested the person suspected of opening fire, officials said.
The shooting began on a high school campus in the suburb of Arlington at around 6:55 a.m. before many students returned to class for their first day after spring break, according to police and school district officials.
One student was injured by gunfire, another was injured by “debris from the shooting” and both are receiving medical attention, Arlington Independent School District spokeswoman Anita Foster said. She could not immediately provide additional information about the student’s identity or condition.
Arlington Police said the suspected shooter never entered the Lamar High School building and was arrested soon after officers arrived at the scene. They said the scene was safe in a tweet at 7:21am, but did not release any further information about the killer.
The school was locked down during the shooting and once it’s rescinded, students will be released for the day, Foster said. He said school buses and other arriving students were diverted from campus before classes started. Officials have urged parents and others to stay away from campus while police investigate. Foster said the district is in the process of creating a place for children to be reunited with their guardians.