Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

TEXAS (AP) — A 16-year-old student was shot to death on Tuesday at a Texas high school, and a suspect was arrested hours later, officials said.

Interim Superintendant of Houston Independent School District Grenita Lathan confirmed the shooting victim at Bellaire High School had died. She gave no other information and took no questions.

According to the statements from the school district and Bellaire police, a suspect and another person connected to the case were arrested about three and a half hours after the shooting on Tuesday night.

They said no other information would be released for now, including further details about where the shooting occurred in the school complex, whether the suspect was a student or what led to the arrest.

The district announced classes had been cancelled yesterday, after Lathan originally said they would continue as scheduled.

KPRC-TV reported that emergency responders were seen performing CPR as the student was carried on a stretcher to an ambulance outside the school. There were conflicting media reports about whether the shooting happened inside or outside the school.

The city, a suburb south west of Houston, confirmed on Twitter that there was a shooting and said the suspect is still at large. It had advised residents to remain in their homes or avoid the area around the school. Officials gave no update on the suspect’s status later at a news conference.

Police officers at Bellaire High School after shooting on Tuesday. PHOTO: HOUSTON CHRONICLE