Possible 'active shooter' situation at a West Texas high School

ALPINE - Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation at a high school and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.

Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant at the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the Alpine High School campus Thursday morning.

Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on whether anyone was hurt in an unspecified incident at the high school shortly before 9 a.m. Eldred says police were seeking an "active shooter."

Eldred didn't immediately provide additional information, other than the person being sought was a male.

The school district's website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.


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