Report: Alpine school 'active shooter' dead, one student injured

ALPINE, Texas -- Police in the West Texas town of Alpine were responding to an "active shooter" situation Thursday, reporting that at least one student was injured.

According to Travis Bubenik with Marfa Public Radio, Alpine High School was evacuated following the incident. All schools and administration in Alpine were under critical lockdown after reports of a shooting.

Around 10:30 a.m. Bubenik was reporting that the shooter was dead and one student was injured.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said that resources were also being funneled to nearby Sul Ross State University after someone called the sheriff's office and said "Y'all better leave me alone," and made threats against the university.

Sul Ross State released the following statement after placing campus on lockdown:
 

AN ACTIVE SHOOTER THREAT EXISTS FOR THE SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY ALPINE CAMPUS. A CAMPUS-WIDE LOCKDOWN IS IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY AND EVERYONE IS REQUESTED TO SHELTER IN PLACE. IF APPROACHED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, PLEASE FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED WHEN AVAILABLE.

Further details on what led to the shooting were not immediately available.

(© 2016 KENS)


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