On Monday morning, Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, experienced a terrifying incident as a shooting occurred just outside the school’s premises. The incident reportedly happened around 6:55 am when the campus was reopening for the first day of school after a week-long Spring Break. The shooting resulted in two students being injured, and almost 3,000 students attending the school were in a state of shock and fear.
The Arlington Police Department received multiple reports of shots fired outside the school building and promptly responded by dispatching officers to the scene. According to reports, the suspected shooter never entered the school building, and the school was immediately put on lockdown to ensure the safety of the students and faculty members. The authorities are currently investigating the motive behind the shooting and whether the suspect has any links to the school or the students.
The incident has left everyone, especially the parents of the students, shaken and worried about the safety of their children. The Arlington Independent School District (ISD) has released a statement assuring the parents that the situation is under control, and the school is cooperating with the authorities to ensure that the incident is thoroughly investigated.
As of now, the identity of the suspect has not been released by the police, and it is unclear whether the suspect is a student at Lamar High School or not. However, the authorities have confirmed that the suspect has been apprehended and is currently in police custody. The investigation is still ongoing, and more details about the suspect and the incident are expected to be released in the coming days.
The Arlington ISD has also released a statement regarding student release, indicating that more information will be provided once the lockdown at Lamar High School is lifted. In the meantime, parents have been requested to stay in touch with the school district for further updates.
This tragic incident is a reminder of the need for increased security measures in schools to ensure the safety of students and staff. It also highlights the importance of mental health support and intervention for individuals struggling with mental health issues that can lead to such violent acts. The authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.
Suspect and Victims Names
As of now, the identity of the shooter has not been released, but it has been confirmed that the suspect is a male. The two injured individuals, one male and one female, were both under the age of 17 and were students at the school. The male victim is currently in critical condition, while the female victim has non-life-threatening injuries. Further information about their health has not been released at this time.
Parents of students at Lamar High School were urged not to come to the school following the shooting and instead were advised to seek information from the Arlington Independent School District regarding student release. Once the lockdown is cleared, all students and staff will be sent home for the day.
This incident has come 17 months after another school shooting that occurred at Timberview High School, which is located about 10 miles away from Lamar High School. The Timberview High School shooting suspect was identified as Timothy Simpkins.
The community is understandably concerned about the safety of their children and is calling for increased security measures to be put in place to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. The authorities are currently investigating the motive behind the shooting and are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.
As this is a developing story, more updates about the shooting and the suspect are expected to be released in the coming days. It is crucial for the community to come together to support one another during this difficult time and to work towards finding solutions to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.