Suspect in custody after Italy, Texas school shooting

1 shot at Italy, Texas school; suspect arrested

1 shot at Italy, Texas school; suspect arrested

A 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in a Texas high school cafeteria Monday, officials said.

A SHOOTING has taken place in a small town Texas high school today with the shooter suspect in custody and one person injured. The superintendent says roughly 50 students and staff members were inside the cafeteria having breakfast when the student opened fire.

Multiple students and a parent told FOX4 the suspect and the victim had been in a relationship, but they had recently broken up. Her condition is unknown. It is a part of the Italy Independent School District located in southwest Ellis County. Aerials of the school showed students being escorted from the area.

The high school is cordoned off and law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are at the scene.

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In a Twitter update the sheriff's office said that the shooter had been identified and that the "shooter is in custody". The ECSO said it would provide more information soon.

Students were moved "under guard" to the school's gymnasium, also known as "the dome", she confirmed.

The Ellis County Sheriff's Office tweeted just before 8:30 a.m. about the suspect's arrest. Murray declined to release additional details.

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