16-Year-Old Boy Charged After Shooting 15-Year-Old Classmate

January 23, 2018Jan 23, 2018

Fox News claims that a female student was wounded on Monday morning. A gunman reportedly opened fire at a Texas high school and the suspect was taken into custody. 

The suspected gunman was reportedly a 16-year-old male student who was taken into custody shortly after the incident at Italy High School located south of Dallas. Dallas News reports that the suspect was confirmed in a press conference to be a student and that he left the building immediately after firing shots in the school cafeteria. 

According to sources, the student fired several shots from a .380-caliber handgun in the school cafeteria. There were about 45 to 55 students in the room during the time of the shooting. Although investigators were unsure at first, they now know where he obtained the handgun used in the shooting.

The shooting began early in the morning at 8 am. The 15-year-old female student was swiftly airlifted to the hospital. She is currently recovering at a Dallas hospital, although details about her condition haven't yet been released to the media. Nevertheless, AP reports that she is "in good spirits." 

Quickly after the shooting occurred, all students were ordered to evacuate the school in order to permit police officers to respond to the scene. Parents united with their children in the Cafeteria of Stafford Elementary School. 

Dallas News reports that in the aftermath of this incident, the school will be partnering with Region 10 to provide grief counseling for students.

There was reportedly a massive police presence at the school after the shooting. Agents searched the school for weapons and explosive devices before students arrived back to school on Tuesday.

AP reports that the boy who opened fire is being charged as a juvenile with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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