Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

Authorities have not released if the suspect was a student or what led to the arrest


Associated Press

BELLAIRE, Texas— A minor has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old student at a Texas high school, prosecutors said.

The minor and another person were arrested about 3 1/2 hours after the Tuesday afternoon shooting at a high school in Bellaire, a suburb southwest of Houston.

A Houston Independent School District Police K-9 unit responds to a shooting at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas. (Photo/Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A Houston Independent School District Police K-9 unit responds to a shooting at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas. (Photo/Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

A spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that the minor could not be identified because of privacy laws and did not immediately answer other questions. Authorities also haven't released basic non-identifying information about the alleged shooter, including the person's age or sex.

Police said they received a call about the shooting at around 4 p.m. and that the victim died later at a hospital. There have been conflicting media reports about whether the shooting happened inside or outside the school.

Grenita Lathan, the interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, confirmed that a student was killed. The district canceled classes Wednesday, after Latham originally said they were going on as scheduled.

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