BREAKING: Active School Shooter at Texas High School – UPDATES HERE (VIDEO)


Italy school shooting

This is a developing story – updates will posted as details become available.

Reports are breaking this morning that there was an active shooter at Italy High School in Italy, Texas, about 45 minutes south of Dallas.


According to reports, the shooting started just before 8:00 a.m. central standard time Monday morning, just as school was starting. There is at least one student who has been shot, authorities say.

The Ellis Counrty Sheriff reports that the suspect is in custody. “Italy TX school shooting. Suspect in custody. More information to come,” the sheriff tweeted.

Initial reports say the shooting occurred in the Italy High School cafeteria.

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We have learned that the shooter is a 16-year-old male student at the school. We have also learned that a 15-year-old female has been transported from the school to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with a gunshot injury, but no additional details are available.

Several locals have said on Twitter that there are additional casualties, HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN NO ADDITIONAL VERIFICATION ON THIS – CONSIDER IT AN UNVERIFIED RUMOR.

Students were evacuated to “The Dome,” the gymnasium and all-purpose center on the same campus as the high school. Students were moved under armed police guard.

Here are tweets about the shooting. Details are scare, as you can see.

Gerardo Lopez Of KXAS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Dallas, shows parents gathering outside of “The Dome” in this tweet.

Here is the tweet from the Ellis County Sheriff confirming that the suspect in the Italy school shooting is in custody.

Here is video from WFAA.

This is a developing story. We will update it as we learn more.

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