A male teen suspect has been charged with one count of capital murder, police say A substitute was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday at a Texas high school, specialists said. Officials responding to the grounds of Lamar High School in Arlington found a male substitute with a clear gunshot wound and a female substitute who was grazed by gunshots shortly before 7 a.m., according to a public statement from the Arlington Police Division. Arlington.
The two victims, who still cannot be distinguished, were taken to a nearby clinic, where the boy was articulated dead, police said. The young woman was supposed to comply.
A male teenage suspect was captured at the scene and has been charged with one count of capital murder, according to the rendition. Police have not said whether the alleged shooter was a surrogate. The suspect is being held at the Tarrant Province Adolescent Center.
“The suspect never entered the school building and ran off the grounds after firing shots,” police said in the statement, adding that he was arrested without incident after witnesses gave his description to 911 dispatchers. Investigators also said they found a firearm that they believe was used in the shooting, which occurred shortly before afternoon classes began.
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The school was closed while police searched for the suspect, according to local authorities, but the children were reunited with their families around 11 a.m., the Associated Press reports.
Principal Marcelo Cavazos told the AP that classes were canceled Tuesday and instructors would be available to students and staff Wednesday.
“We as a local area cannot stand for this type of brutality,” Arlington Police Chief Al Jones said in a proclamation. “We want firearm owners to be trustworthy and get their guns properly so they don’t end up on our school grounds.
We will continue to work in unison with our partners in Arlington ISD to ensure that our schools are places of refuge where students can learn.” Arlington City Council Leader Jim Ross added: “Our thoughts are with the affected students, their families, and the entire people of Lamar High School today considering this superfluous brutality.”