On Monday, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office agents have arrested a 16-year-old Italy High School student who allegedly opened fire inside the school cafeteria, wounding a 15-year-old. The suspect was apprehended without any incident, and the victim was airlifted to the nearby hospital.
No Motive Discovered for Italy High School Shooting
According to Chuck Edge, the Ellis County Sheriff, on Monday morning, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the authorities were summoned at the Italy High School. The caller declared that several gunshots were heard from the high school’s cafeteria from an unknown gunner.
Minutes later, the Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 16-year-old student as he was attempting to leave the premises. A .380 semi-automatic handgun was found on him. Edge declared that the suspect was taken into custody without an incident and that the case is being investigated.
According to the eyewitnesses, the 16-year-old Italy High School gunner was inside the institution’s cafeteria when he spotted a 15-year-old student sitting at one of the tables. The student approached her, and a conversation ensued.
However, the conversation took a turn for the worst, as the male student began to attack the female student verbally. Subsequently, the boy took out the semi-automatic handgun he kept concealed in his jacket and fired several shots towards the female students.
The school immediately notified the authorities which led to the student’s arrest. As the school’s policy dictates that no info should be released regarding the students’ identities, at the moment, we don’t know for sure who was involved in the Italy High School shooting.
Following the student’s arrest, the girl was airlifted to the nearby hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. Authorities refused to offer additional details about the female student’s medical condition. The case is ongoing, and we will offer more details as soon as they are made available.
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