An 8th grade student in southern Texas was shot by police after bringing weapons to school. Photo via Elvis Santana.
A 15-year-old Texas middle school student, who reportedly showed up to school this morning, was shot dead after he was found in the school hallway armed with gun. Police were called to the school shortly after school commenced early this morning, at around 8:00 am, after witnesses saw the boy with a gun. The 8th grade student was shot by police after police found him in the hallway of Cummings Middle School and allegedly refused to put down his weapon.
The school was placed on ‘lock-down’ mode after the incident. According to the Brownsville Herald, the school was closed for the day and parents were called to pick up their children from another local school where students were relocated by way of bus in order for police to block off the scene for further investigation.
Another student was also questioned by Brownsville, Texas police in connection to the incidence and may be a potential accomplice.
According to schooldigger.com, the school consists of a largely Hispanic student body with test scores among the lowest in all of Texas. The school in on Texas’ most southeast corner of the state, bordering Mexico. A strict dress code is enforced by the school.
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