School shooting suspect fired several shots

Italy High School

The shooting happened in the school cafeteria at approximately 7:53 a.m., according to an ECSO statement.

A suspect was in custody Monday morning minutes after authorities in the North Texas town of Italy reported a shooting at a high school.

A 15-year-old female student was airlifted to a hospital after the incident, the sheriff's office reported in a Facebook post.

Students were evacuated from the school as police officers responded to the scene. The schools are still locked down.

"This is a trying time for our community and our school", Joffre said.

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There is no word on whether there are any other victims. Suspect in custody. More information to come.

Italy Independent School District Superintendent Lee Joffre says that school will be held Tuesday and grief counselors would be on campus. He would not say whether the boy has had disciplinary issues at the school.

They said at about 9 a.m. that students at Italy High School were being moved, "under guard", to a different location.

Joffre said the district is now working to reunite parents with their children.

Located just 15 miles south of Waxahachie, Italy bills itself as "the biggest little town in Texas". Unconfirmed reports on USA media said one person had been injured and was being transferred to hospital. Murray declined to release additional details.

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