Alpine Independent School District went on lockdown as police responded late this morning to a confirmed active shooter situation taking place at Alpine High School, where one student was shot and another is dead from supposed self-inflicted wounds.
Sul Ross State University, a local university, was also placed under lockdown after Brewster County Sheriff’s Office received a call from someone making threats against the university.
All schools within Alpine ISD were placed into “critical lockdown” as law enforcement converged on the scene around 9 a.m.
At first reports, there were supposedly two suspected shooters. Current reports state one female student shot another and then turned the gun on herself.
At 11 a.m., Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement regarding today’s shooting:
“I am currently monitoring the active shooter situation in Alpine. I have directed my office to offer any measure of support needed to assist the law enforcement officials currently working the case. I wish to extend prayers and sympathy to any victims’ families and their loved ones who have been affected by this senseless act of violence.”
The district, with a student population around 1,000, is a little more than 200 miles east of El Paso in West Texas.