School shooting in Texas leaves teen shot, suspect in custody
A teenage boy shot a teenage girl in a high school cafeteria in Texas on Monday morning, officials said. The suspected shooter is in custody, and the victim was taken to a hospital.
The Ellis County Sheriff's Office confirmed to a reporter for CBS Dallas-Fort Worth station KTVT that the suspect in the shooting at Italy High School is a 16-year-old male student.
Ellis County Sheriff Charles Edge told reporters that a school district employee confronted the suspect in the cafeteria. The suspect then left the cafeteria and was apprehended by law enforcement while still on school grounds.
The sheriff's office also confirmed that a 15-year-old female student had been shot and was airlifted to a hospital. No one else was shot.
Superintendent of Schools Lee Joffre told reporters at a press conference that he didn't know the condition of the wounded student. He also said that the district wasn't aware of the motive for the shooting or if the victim was targeted.
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