ALPINE, Texas — The Latest on a shooting inside a high school in West Texas (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

The Alpine Independent School District has canceled classes and all extracurricular activities at its three schools Friday following the deadly shooting at its high school in West Texas.

The district made the announcement Thursday evening after its board of trustees met to discuss the morning shooting. Authorities say a 14-year-old girl died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student around 9 a.m.

Sheriff’s officials have praised the school’s response to the incident, which included locking down classrooms until early afternoon. Students were later released to their parents.

The district’s superintendent says counselors and clergy will be available when students return to campus Monday.

A community forum for parents and residents has been scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Alpine Civic Center.


3:25 p.m.

Investigators say one person may be responsible for threats called into a local hospital and a university as officers responded to a deadly shooting at a high school in Alpine, Texas.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said during a news conference Thursday that a male caller reported a bomb threat at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, while another threat was called into an Alpine hospital. A threatening note was found around the same time at a motel about 30 miles away.

Dodson says investigators are looking for the caller and he could face federal charges. Investigators don’t believe the threats are related to the shooting at Alpine High School.

Investigators say a 14-year-old freshman died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student inside the school.


2:20 p.m.

Authorities say the girl who shot and injured a female student at a West Texas high school was 14-year-old freshman.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said during a news conference Thursday afternoon that a motive behind the shooting at Alpine High School remains unclear. Dodson says the 14-year-old later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her name hasn’t being released.

Dodson says the victim was hospitalized in stable condition. The sheriff said her injuries aren’t life threatening.

The sheriff said the 14-year-old girl and her family moved to Alpine about six months ago.

The shooting was reported just before 9 a.m. Alpine is about 220 miles southeast of El Paso.


2:05 p.m.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he’s monitoring developments in the deadly shooting at a West Texas high school and promises to provide support for law enforcement agencies investigating the case.

Paxton released a statement Thursday offering prayers and sympathy for those affected by “this senseless act of violence.”

Authorities say a female student shot and injured another female student Thursday morning at Alpine High School before turning the gun on herself. The shooter died, while the other student was being treated for injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.

A motive in the shooting remains unclear.

Alpine is a town of about 5,900 people some 70 miles from the Mexico border


12:50 p.m.

Authorities say a university and public schools were put on lockdown in Alpine, Texas, following a shooting at a local high school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said the Thursday morning shooting at Alpine High School was part of a chaotic series of events that included a bomb threat at nearby Sul Ross State University.

The sheriff said the threat was later deemed a hoax, but that it required officers to rush to the university from the high school.

Dodson says, “That’s ridiculous for someone to call in something like this when we’ve got this situation going on.” The university says the campus was being cleared by law enforcement.

Dodson told radio station KVLF that one female student died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after she shot and wounded another female student at the high school just before 9 a.m.


12:20 p.m.

Authorities say a federal law enforcement officer’s gun accidentally discharged and shot another officer as they responded to a shooting at a Texas high school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says the injured officer was shot in the leg during the incident Thursday. No other details were released.

The officers were responding to a shooting at Alpine High School in Alpine, which is about 220 miles southeast of El Paso.

Dodson tells radio station KVLF that one female student shot and injured another female student just before 9 a.m. The sheriff says the alleged shooter later died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and that a gun was found nearby.


11:50 a.m.

The local sheriff says a student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another student at West Texas high school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson tells radio station KVLF that a female student shot another female student inside Alpine High School on Thursday.

Dodson says the injured student ran outside seeking help and was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.

He says a law enforcement officer also suffered injuries that weren’t life threatening, but no details have been released.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso


10:30 a.m.

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


10:15 a.m.

Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there’s an “active shooter” situation and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.

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

She didn’t immediately provide additional information, other than the person was a male.

The Alpine Independent School District website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools — elementary, middle and a high school.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.