15-year-old girl injured following Texas high school shooting

Police were seen responding the the active shooting where the suspected gunman was taken into custody
Police were seen responding the the active shooting where the suspected gunman was taken into custody

23 January, 2018

The local police in Ellis County will lead the investigation of the shooting. The ECSO said it would provide more information soon.

KTVT reports that Italy High School and nearby Stafford Elementary School have been locked down.

Edge says the male suspect fired a semi-automatic.380 handgun. Several law enforcement vehicles and an ambulance were parked outside the school. Authorities reiterated that the suspect was in custody. The female who was shot was a 15-year-old student, according to KTVT-TV.

An active shooter was reported at about 8 a.m.at Italy High School, in the Italy Independent School District. His or her condition is unknown.

Joffre said the district was working to make sure grief counseling was available for students.

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Italy, Texas, is located between Dallas and Waco.

Students were moved "under guard" to the school's gymnasium, also known as "the dome", she confirmed.

The sheriff's office did not say if anyone was injured as a result of the incident.

This item has been corrected to show the sheriff's official is named Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald, not Sgt. Joe Fitz Fitzgerald.

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