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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Student injured, gunman dies in Texas high school shooting

Harriet Alexander in New York

Published 09/09/2016 | 02:30

One person has been taken to hospital after a gunman opened fire at a high school in Texas, the local sheriff's office has said.

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Police were called to Alpine High School, in western Texas, at around 9am.

Ronny Dodson, sheriff of Brewster County, told ABC News that the gunman was dead, from what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds, and the shooting was over. Nothing further has been confirmed about the shooter, including gender or whether the person had any connection to the school.

A student at the school was shot but is still alive, and an officer was reportedly shot as well in what appears to be an accidental shooting, said Mr Dodson. The school has just under 1,000 students. Parents were asked to assemble at a nearby Jehovah's Witness centre to collect their children.

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