Suspect Arrested In Texas School Shooting
ITALY, Texas - A teenage boy shot a teenage girl in a high school cafeteria in Texas on Monday morning, officials said. The suspected shooter is in custody, and the victim was taken to a hospital.
The Ellis County Sheriff's Office confirmed to a reporter for CBS Dallas-Fort Worth station KTVT that the suspect in the shooting at Italy High School is a 16-year-old male student. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The sheriff's office also confirmed that a 15-year-old female student had been shot and was airlifted to a hospital. No one else was shot.
UPDATE:— ECSO (@ECSOTX) January 22, 2018
The kids are being moved, under guard to the dome as the investigation continues. SHOOTER IS IN CUSTODY.
From a County Commissioner in Ellis County:
Please keep in mind that this is NOT an official government tweet. It is not updated regularly. To confirm: There was a shooting at Italy High School. The shooter is in custody. The girl that was shot is wounded.— Paul D Perry (@pauldperrycc) January 22, 2018
Superintendent of Schools Lee Joffre told reporters at a press conference that he didn't know the condition of the wounded student. He also said that the district wasn't aware of the motive for the shooting or if the victim was targeted.
Joffre said that the suspect immediately left the building after the shooting.