Two students were injured in a shooting outside Lamar High School in Arlington Monday morning and police have arrested the person suspected of opening fire, officials said.
The shooting began around 6:55 am, before many students arrived for their first day back to class 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 in a tweet at 7:21am that the scene was safe but did not release any further information about the killer.
Foster said school buses and other arriving students were diverted from campus before classes began. Officials have urged parents and others to stay away from campus while police investigate. Police said at 10.40am that they had completed their search of the school building and that the students would be released to their guardians at a “reunion centre” from noon.