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Video: School shooting injures 2 in TX; suspect arrested

Police car lights. (Alexandru Cuznetov/Dreamstime/TNS)
March 20, 2023

Two students were injured in a shooting at Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, Monday morning, before the suspected shooter was arrested.

Arlington Fire Department said the students’ conditions were unknown, but they were receiving medical care, WFAA reported.

Police stated on Twitter that the reported shooting “took place outside the school building.” By 7:41 a.m. local time, the scene was secure and a suspect was in custody, while the campus remained on lockdown.

Further information on the suspect, including whether they are a student, was not immediately available.

A user on Twitter posted a video appearing to show the extensive emergency response to the scene.

News of the lockdown came from a school district official around 7:30 a.m., WFAA reported. The shooting came on the Arlington Independent School District’s first day back from spring break.

The school district said that once the lockdown is lifted, students will be sent home for the day.

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Arlington police told parents they “will not be allowed on campus” during the lockdown, adding that “per protocols, officers must clear the entire building, which could take time.”

This incident is at least the tenth shooting at a K-12 school this year that resulted in injuries or deaths, according to Education Week’s tracker. Over the nine previous shootings, two students and a man were killed, and a total of 11 people were killed or injured.

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Another shooting also recently came at Michigan State University, which saw three students killed and five others critically wounded, as reported by CNN. The shooter was loose on campus for about three-and-a-half hours before killing himself as officers approached him around midnight.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.