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1 dead, 1 injured in Texas school shooting; Suspect arrested

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A student was fatally shot and injured when a third student opened fire outside a Dallas-area high school Monday morning before being arrested for murder, police said.

The shooting began on the campus of a high school in suburban Arlington around 6:55 a.m., before many students arrived for the first day back to class after spring break, police and officials say. of the school district.

Arlington Police Chief Al Jones said Monday that a student who was shot died in a hospital and a female victim was receiving medical attention after being “grazed” by gunfire, causing non-life threatening injuries.

Another student was arrested at the scene and charged with capital murder, Jones said at an afternoon news conference. The police chief declined to identify the suspected shooter because he is a minor, but said he was being held at an area juvenile detention center.

The shooter never entered the Lamar High School building and was taken into custody by responding officers, Jones said, adding that the scene was secured within “a matter of minutes.” He said investigators recovered a firearm used in the shooting, but the shooter’s motive was unclear.

Arlington Independent School District spokeswoman Anita Foster said the school was closed during the shooting, but school buses and other arriving students were diverted from campus before classes began.

Police said at 10.40am they had completed their search of the school building and that the students would be handed over to their guardians at a “reunification centre” from noon.

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