At 9:50 AM today, the Brewster County Sheriff Department confirmed to the Gazette that there is an active shooter at Alpine High School in Alpine, TX and urged people to stay away from the school.
At 11:30 AM, The Gazette confirmed with Brewster County officials that the shooter, a female student at the high school, after getting into an argument with another female student at school, shot the other student, then went to the bathroom and fatally shot herself. The victim of the shooting was transported to Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine; information about her condition has not yet been released.
An agent of Homeland Security was also shot and wounded, by apparent “accidental discharge” of another agent’s weapon.
By 11:45 this morning, all other students of Alpine High School had been released from the First Assembly of God Church (across the street from the high school) to family members. Most students seemed fine, several overheard requesting to be fed, although a few were noticeably upset.
Subsequent to the active shooter situation at the high school, 911 dispatch received a call with a bomb threat for Sul Ross State University, about a mile from Alpine High.
Another bomb threat called into Big Bend Regional Medical Center and placed under lockdown. Lockdown has since been removed.
During a press conference that began shortly after 2:00pm, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said another bomb threat to Marathon School was left at the Marathon Motel. That school was also placed on lockdown.
Dodson confirmed the shooter was a 14-year-old girl who then committed suicide. The victim, another girl was taken to Big Bend Regional Medical Center and is in good condition.